“More focused” on delivering guidelines than “owning the left”

  • Rep. Lauren Boebert said she is “more focused on delivering the policies I ran on.”
  • Boebert’s constituents have urged her to tone down her rhetoric, according to the Associated Press.
  • Boebert was vocal in his opposition to Representative Kevin McCarthy’s bid for House Representative.

GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert said she is now “more focused on delivering the policies I ran on than blaming the left” in a new interview.

Boebert told The Associated Press that she wants to “bring down the temperature” and “bring unity” after her Colorado constituents urged her to tone down her rhetoric, the newspaper reported.

She was one of the most vocal members of a group of representatives who refused to support California Representative Kevin McCarthy in his bid for the House Representative. McCarthy won the vote for speaker on Saturday morning after 15 different votes.

Days before the final vote for speaker, Boebert on Wednesday asked former President Donald Trump to request that McCarthy remove his name from consideration.

“The president needs to tell Kevin McCarthy that, ‘Sir, you don’t have the votes and it’s time to step down.'” Boebert said.

In the end, Boebert was one of six Republicans who voted “present” on the 15th final ballot that gave McCarthy the win.

In December, GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene attacked Boebert after Boebert said she did not agree with Greene’s decision to support McCarthy, “just like I don’t believe in Russian space lasers, Jewish space lasers and all that.”

“Lauren refuses to support President Trump, she refuses to support Kevin McCarthy, and she childishly threw me under the bus for a cheap soundbite,” Greene wrote in a chirping. Greene also took a stab at Boebert’s narrow margin of victory in the November 2022 election.

Boebert survived an unusually close race for Colorado’s 3rd congressional district, meanwhile. In November 2022, Boebert won a close election over Democrat Adam Frisch by 546 votes in Colorado’s Third District. Boebert told the AP that she still plans to hold the same public faith despite the close election.

“A lot of those on the left have said, ‘Look at your choice, are you going to tone it down, little girl?'” she told the publication. “I’m still going to be me.”

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