Congresswoman-elect Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) made an official announcement on Thursday that on behalf of her constituents she will object to Electoral College results in the Jan. 6 joint session of Congress.
“Guided by the US Constitution and my responsibility to my constituents, I will object to the Electoral College results on January 6th,” wrote Boebert in a Twitter post.
Boebert was criticized for the post by a news analyst and writer who accused the freshman congresswoman of “bombastic symbolic acts” to further her congressional career.
Boebert responded, “Newsflash: I’m not here to make a career for myself. I’m here to save our country from socialists.”
The newly elected Colorado lawmaker has also been an outspoken supporter of the Second Amendment.
She has said she will fight efforts by House Democrats to ban lawmakers from carrying guns at the Capitol in Washington.
“The Democrats are always up for stripping away our Constitutional rights and feel threatened when we simply want to exercise those rights,” Boebert told Fox News.
“I carry a firearm to protect myself and want to exercise my right to do so in one of the most dangerous cities in America. They want to take that right away from me. I look forward to helping make sure they can’t.”
In a December interview, Boebert told The Epoch Times she supports the president’s legal efforts to contest the 2020 election results.
“This is a contested election, and I believe that President Trump should fight with everything that he has and use all of the authority that he has as the President of the United States to make sure that we have a free and fair election. We need to be looking into these allegations; we need to be taking them seriously,” she said.
She added, “I believe that President Trump has every legal right to do so, and I encourage him to do that. Our country really depends on this; our democracy depends on this; our Republic depends on this election, and no one will trust our election system ever again if we don’t fix it this time.”
The mother of four said that the president must take these actions for the over 70 million people who voted for him in this election and because so many citizens have come forward with sworn affidavits with the testimony of voter fraud.
Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.) is leading the effort to challenge the Electoral College votes, having gone on the record several times in pledging to do so, and over a dozen other Republican House members have said they will join him.