Rep. Boebert promotes herself while I-70 shutdown causes national emergency

Boebert promotes herself at the Rifle County Fair Demolition Derby August 2 while the nearby shutdown of I-70 chokes off the flow of supplies, gas, mail, groceries and other commerce to and from her district.

CD-3 House Representative Lauren Boebert was busy making a video of herself at the Rifle Demolition Derby August 2 while at the same time Colorado Governor Jared Polis was declaring a state of emergency and requesting a federal disaster designation in her district due to the shut down of I-70, the major east-west artery that supplies groceries, gas, tourism, mail and other key commerce to Boebert’s district on Colorado’s western slope. The shutdown of I-70 is also hampering national commerce, hence Gov. Polis’ request for a federal disaster declaration.

Boebert didn’t even mention in her video the major highway disaster unfolding nearby.

News report about the I-70 disaster. Reports are the highway could be shut down for weeks or even more, due to damage at a level never seen before by CDOT.

CDOT photo of Glenwood Canyon. Ongoing debris slides caused as a result of the Grizzly Creek fire last year are causing havoc on the road, and have led to an extended closure of the key highway supplying the western slope.

  3 comments for “Rep. Boebert promotes herself while I-70 shutdown causes national emergency

  1. It is imperative that Boebert be voted out of office in November 2022 and replaced by an educated elected official who represents the Western Slope with real issues: drought, climate change and education for starters. So far Gregg Smith, Kerry Donovan and Colin Wilhelm have their hats in the ring. Who else is running? Let’s begin the conversation NOW!

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