US Rep Scott Tipton from Colorado became the third incumbent Republican to lose their primary this election season. Tipton was endorsed by Trump.
Five-term Colorado U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton was upset in Tuesday’s Republican Party primary by Lauren Boebert, a pistol-packing businesswoman, ardent defender of gun rights and border wall supporter who wants to abolish the U.S. Department of Education.
Boebert, while not an admitted follower of QAnon, appears to be sympathetic to their “whackadoo” (to put it nicely) beliefs.
Earlier this year, Boebert said in an interview that she was “very familiar” with the QAnon far-right conspiracy theory, but she stopped short of saying she was a follower.
“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.
Boebert will be the second … no wait … third QAnon supporter to win a GOP primary this season.
In May, Jo Rae Perkins won a Republican Senate primary in Oregon after saying she supports the conspiracy theory. And on Tuesday, Marjorie Taylor Greene made it to an August runoff in a competitive Republican congressional primary in northwest Georgia.
There’s a lot going on here. Should be pretty interesting to see how these candidates do in their races. And if they win, how effective they will be in congress.
This is not a good look for the GOP.