Lauren Boebert has no shame and this letter to Pete Buttigieg proves it /Queerty
Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert has spent much of the past few months attacking the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill as “garbage” and “waste.” She voted against in March. Boebert is now seeking support, through legislation, for infrastructure projects in his home state.
Yes, that sound you hear is the sound of rolling eyeballs.
Specifically, Boebert sent a letter last week to Transportation Secretary Buttigieg asking for $33 million to support the South Bridge project in Glenwood Springs, Colorado.
Yes, the same Pete Buttigieg she made fun of a few months ago when he became a father of twins. Boebert posted a video in which she lambasted Buttigieg for taking paternity leave, joking that he was trying to learn how to “feed” his children.
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In his letter, Boebert said, “Glenwood Springs will construct a new bridge connection that will provide a second emergency lane/critical evacuation access between State Highway 82 and the west side of the Roaring Fork River in the south corridor of the city.”
She says she believes the project “aligns with the rural surface transportation program
aims to improve and expand surface transport infrastructure in rural areas.
She signed it saying, “I respectfully urge you to give full and fair consideration to this competitive grant application.”
In an email to the Durango Herald, Boebert saw no contradiction in his request for federal funding for the new bridge after criticizing the infrastructure bill. She suggested she was all for infrastructure investment, but said her own “American Infrastructure Modernization Act” was the best solution, not Biden’s bill.
“I’m all for investing in rural Colorado, but Biden’s so-called infrastructure bill was the wrong way to do it,” she said. “Less than 10% of (the) $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill went to roads and bridges. The bill provides tens of billions of dollars for Solyndra-style slush funds, the policies of Green New Deal, electric buses (sic) and government welfare.
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Social media figure “Texas Paul” shared some thoughts on the matter, which rightly went viral. He asks Boebert, “Why the hell would anyone want to write you a check for $33 million for anything in your district? Do your fucking job before you go out and try to raise money and make a fool of yourself.
Lauren Boebert has written a letter to Pete Buttigieg demanding $33.1 MILLION in funding for the infrastructure bill she voted against. A furious Texas Paul has some things to say about it… pic.twitter.com/aAY0bbidRU
—MeidasTouch.com (@MeidasTouch) June 20, 2022
Others shared his sentiment.
Lauren Boebert: Attacked President Biden’s infrastructure bill as ‘garbage’ and ‘waste’
Also Boebert: Wrote Pete Buttigieg – whom she shamed for being gay – demanding $33.1m from the SAME BILL she attacked
Without hypocrisy, Republicans would have no value
— Lindy Li (@lindyli) June 20, 2022
Boebert’s utter madness going to Pete with her hand outstretched for the bridge is ridiculous considering how she voted on the bill itself. Look, I’m from here, I’d like it to happen too, but coming from her? I’d rather build a zipline for now.
-Shannon, Esq. (@Shannon47193577) June 20, 2022
Glenwood Springs Mayor Jonathan Godes told Insider he welcomes Boebert’s support for the bridge project, which the district has been trying to build for several years. The local community managed to raise $25 million and hopes to match a federal grant of $33 million (a requirement for those seeking funding).