#minorsextrafficking | QAnon Sympathizer Beats GOP Congressman in Colorado Primary

Lauren Boebert, the new Republican nominee for Congress in CO-03, at her restaurant in Rifle, Colorado.
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If Republicans want to have even a distant prayer of retaking control of the U.S. House in November, they really need to avoid unforced errors. You know, like defenestrating a five-term incumbent endorsed by Donald Trump and nominating an extremist who instantly makes a safe seat marginal. That’s what Republican primary voters in Western Colorado’s rural 3rd congressional district did yesterday in forcing the retirement of Scott Tipton in favor of Lauren Boebert, a QAnon-curious gun enthusiast who regarded the incumbent as insufficiently Trumpy despite the fact that he was endorsed by the president.

Here’s what Boebert has had to say about the famously insane QAnon conspiracy theory, according to the Associated Press:

“Everything that I’ve heard of Q, I hope that this is real because it only means that America is getting stronger and better, and people are returning to conservative values,” she told interviewer Ann Vandersteel.

QAnon followers believe that Trump is fighting enemies in the “deep state” and a child sex trafficking ring run by satanic pedophiles and cannibals. The QAnon name comes from online clues purportedly posted by a high-ranking government official known as “Q.”

Boebert became a local celebrity by reopening her gun-themed restaurant, Shooters Grill, in Rifle, Colorado (you can’t make this stuff up) in early May, in defiance of state and county public health orders, as the local newspaper the Post Independent reported :

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