Boebert Reimbursed Herself For More Mileage Than Earth’s Circumference—Now She’s Facing A Fraud Probe

Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert finds herself with her first term not even over yet the center of a forthcoming fraud probe.

The Attorney General of Colorado referred Boebert for an investigation into the mileage reimbursements she submitted for 2020, which are so inflated they total more than the circumference of the Earth.

Boebert claims she drove 38,712 miles in 2020—or over 126 miles every day leading up to election day—campaigning for her position in Congress.

The Earth is only 24,901 miles around.

Oops!

u201cLauren Boebert is being investigated by the Colorado AG after she claimed $22,259 of mileage reimbursements while campaigning. nnProblem is, that equates to around 38,712 miles driven, far exceeding the circumference of Earth at 24,901 miles.nnIs there no math on the GED test?u201d

— Ryan Shead (@Ryan Shead)
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But it doesn’t stop there.

Boebert also used more than $20,000 in campaign reimbursements to pay off the tax debts she and her husband racked up on their Colorado restaurant Shooters Grill, a friendly local eatery where all the staff prominently display their open-carry handguns.

That is of course extremely illegal.

Or as the group that filed the complaint against her put it to Colorado’s Attorney General and another official:

“As you are both fully aware, utilizing an illegal source of funds or ill-gotten funds to pay off a tax lien is illegal in Colorado and under federal law.

“That is the very definition of ill-gotten funds.”

Oops, again!

Campaign finance inquiries are notoriously slow processes, so the state’s investigations are unlikely to reach any conclusions prior to Colorado’s primaries later this month or the November general election.

But the impact of the group that compiled and referred the complaint, American Muckrakers PAC, is a different story.

American Muckrakers is the same outfit that helped sink Boebert’s far-right Nazi-enthusiast colleague Madison Cawthorn’s 2022 reelection bid in a matter of weeks by flooding the media space with negative content about the soon-to-be former Congressman.

And it could very well spell similar trouble for Boebert.

As David Wheeler, the President of the PAC, put it:

“Colorado deserves more than an irresponsible, loudmouth member of Congress.”

“Maybe it’s time for Boebert to look for another line of work.”

And on Twitter, plenty of people were all in favor of that suggestion

They loved Boebert was finally staring down potential repercussions.

u201cAnother GOP crook. Colorado AG is investigating Lauren Boebert for fraud. She allegedly illegally used campaign funds from donors to pay off tax liens on her restaurant, and a campaign mileage reimbursement for 38,712 miles, which is more than the circumference of the planet.u201d

— Mike Sington (@Mike Sington)
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[email protected] No not BoBo!u201d

— Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD ud83cudf0a (@Exploding Space Pillow Singh, MD ud83cudf0a)
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— Duty To Warn ud83dudd09 (@Duty To Warn ud83dudd09)
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[email protected] @duty2warn Of course, they can also register as unaffiliated. Unaffiliated voters can vote in either primary (not both). It’s more palatable than registering Republican for a lot of us.u201d

— Duty To Warn ud83dudd09 (@Duty To Warn ud83dudd09)
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u201cRaise your hand if you think Lauren Boebert being under investigation for fraud isu2026nnA good start.u201d

— Kim Mangone (@Kim Mangone)
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u201cIs every Republican a criminal?nnSorry, rhetorical question.nnhttps://t.co/NLfKmAe4DJu201d

— Tea Pain (@Tea Pain)
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u201cWho’s pleased to hear the group that came for Madison Cawthorn is coming for Lauren Boebert?u201d

— Don Lewis (@Don Lewis)
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u201cWhy do we see about 98% less lawlessness amongst Democrats than Republicans?nn1/2 of Republican Michigan gubernatorial candidates were removed from the ballot for fraud.nnAnother was just arrested for being a 1/6 Insurrectionist. nnBoebert is now under Investigation in CO, etc..u201d

— Brandon Unger ud83cudf0eud83cuddfaud83cuddf2 ud83cuddfaud83cudde6ud83cudf0a (@Brandon Unger ud83cudf0eud83cuddfaud83cuddf2 ud83cuddfaud83cudde6ud83cudf0a)
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[email protected] In case youu2019re wondering, Lauren Boebert doesnu2019t think the rules apply to her. https://t.co/Xkc5wM9MLwu201d

— Lauren Boebert (@Lauren Boebert)
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Someone needs to give Boebert Republican corruption lessons, because so far she’s really, really bad at it.