Lauren Boebert Seems To Finally Admit To Having Campaign Finance Problems: “I Under-Reported A Lot Of Stuff”

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Well, what do you know? Yet another Republican thinks the rules don’t apply to them.

Colorado GOP House Rep. Lauren Boebert was recently busted per numerous reports for both alleged and apparent violations of House ethics rules. However, an old interview hailing from February has seemingly revealed the extent of Lauren’s corruption and violations and showcases just how deeply she seems to believe that she’s exempt from the rules, according to a new report from Salon. 

Per the FEC:

When candidates use their personal funds for campaign purposes, they are making contributions to their campaigns. Unlike other contributions, these candidate contributions are not subject to any limits. They must, however, be reported.”

Those rules are in place to apply to each and every elected official, no matter their party, but have clearly and repeatedly been outright ignored by Boebert, who has openly bragged of packing a Glock handgun around Washington, directly violating District of Columbia law.

To make matters that much worse for the Right-wing nutcase, back in February she openly and brazenly declared that she “under reports” her expenses, stating outright, “They want to come against me for legitimate expenses, go ahead. I am doing the work of the people. I had to make those connections. And really, I under-reported a lot of stuff.”

Salon reports:

FEC records reviewed by Salon suggest that Boebert’s campaign spent $2.6 million in the 2020 cycle yet only made a total of 147 payments to a total of 32 recipients. Moreover, 40 of those payments made went to the ride-sharing platform Uber in December 2020, around the very same time Boebert attended a “Stop the Steal” rally in Washington. In the maze of FEC filings, seemingly obvious expenses the campaign incurred were not included in those disbursements.

Dating back to November of 2019, Boebert purchased two domain names she used as campaign sites, one of which, www.keepourguns.com, was for sale on a third-party site called Huge Domains, likely with a high price tag attached. Both that domain and the more straightforward www.laurenforcolorado.com were operational by the time Boebert declared her candidacy in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district in December 2019. “

Boebert is under fire now as CNBC reported that her campaign apparently made Venmo transactions to the GOP congresswoman herself for personal expenses.

Boebert’s treasurer, Marjorie Ann Klein of SWS Polifi spoke out, writing, “There was no intent to try to report contributions illegally as I just plain forgot to watch for large donations as I was preparing the report.”

You can read the full report from Salon here.

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