Colorado Representative Lauren Boebert on Tuesday announced her acquisition of a seat on one of the most sought-after committees in the new Republican-led Congress, even after opposing House Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s bid for the top position in the U.S. House of Representatives.
In a press release, Rep. Boebert emphasized the need for government “transparency.”
“I am excited to get to work defending the individual liberties of the people of Colorado’s Third District by holding the Biden administration accountable. As an advocate for transparency and reform, I will pursue the truth, conduct effective oversight, and fight to root out waste, fraud, and abuse throughout the federal government,” she said.
Boebert added that she looks forward to tackling “mismanagement in the federal government,” citing multiple challenges Americans face today.
“I look forward to working with Chairman James Comer and supporting his mission to eliminate mismanagement in the federal government by investigating the border and fentanyl crises, COVID relief fraud, government collusion with big tech to censor Americans, the botched Afghanistan withdrawal, the energy crisis, COVID origins, and the Biden family’s shady business schemes,” the congresswoman said.
Rep. Boebert’s appointment to the committee comes even though she publicly criticized McCarthy in the media as well as on the House floor in the days prior to the start of the 118th Congress.
At the time, Boebert voted for someone other than McCarthy more than a dozen times before finally surrendering, Newsweek notes.
“Let’s stop with the campaign smears and tactics to get people to turn against us, even having my favorite president [Donald Trump] call us and tell us we need to knock this off,” the Colorado representative said of McCarthy’s supporters. “I think it actually needs to be reversed—the president needs to tell [Representative] Kevin McCarthy that ‘sir, you do not have the votes and it’s time to withdraw.'”