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Boebert takes shot across GOP leadership’s bow in CPAC speech: ‘Disappointed too many times’

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EXCLUSIVE – Freedom Caucus Rep. Lauren Boebert is expected to send a shot across the bow of House Republican leadership in her CPAC speech Saturday, where she demanded a potential GOP majority aggressively adopt more conservative priorities.

“Myself and other warriors in the House Freedom Caucus, we are ready for battle,” Boebert, R-Colo., plans to say in a speech Saturday at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Dallas, according to a copy obtained by Fox. News.

The remarks suggest she may withhold support from Republicans seeking House leadership if Republicans win the majority, including current minority leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, who plans to run for speaker.

“I wish I could tell you that I had full confidence in the GOP leadership in both the House and the Senate to defund the deep state and hold the Biden regime accountable,” she is expected to say. “But I won’t. I’ve been disappointed too many times.

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Rep.  Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., will give a speech Saturday at CPAC.

Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., will give a speech Saturday at CPAC.
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“And any member of Congress, from rookies to leaders, who won’t fight with me to end medical tyranny, secure the southern border, and fire Anthony Fauci, they won’t have my support. Not in their re-election and certainly not for speaker, ” continues Boebert’s speech.

“The Freedom Caucus fired John Boehner, ran away squishy Paul Ryan and we will not tolerate another GOP speaker who works with Democrats more than Republicans.

“House Republicans must stop funding tyranny. I will not vote to fund a government that mandates the COVID vaccine while allowing our country to be invaded by millions of unvaccinated foreigners. End the vax mandate for our hospital workers and service members, build the wall or I will vote to shut down Biden’s bureaucrats.”

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Boebert added, “Any bill that funds tyranny while our country is being invaded, my Freedom Caucus allies are a no, and I’m a hell of a no.”

The salvo comes as Republicans are generally expected to take a majority in the House of Representatives in the midterm elections.

That will help Republicans seeking to block liberal policies proposed by President Biden and to investigate his administration with committee subpoena power. But it could also highlight divisions within the party as GOP leaders are forced to work with Biden and a possible Democratic majority in the Senate on bills to pass to fund the government, raise the debt limit and more.

GOP zealots like Boebert and her fellow Freedom Caucus members often aim to use their influence on those bills to implement what they say are key conservative policies. Top Republicans, like former House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, often see the caucus as a thorn in their side.

“What Nancy Pelosi and other sane Democrats – those who have been around long enough to know how things work – deal with from the AOC, and her team reminds me a lot of what I had to deal with in my days as speaker from the far-right lunatics of Tea Party or Freedom Caucus or whatever they called themselves,” Boehner wrote in his book, “On the House.”

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The Freedom Caucus will have much more influence if the GOP is in the majority. And Boebert is expected on Saturday to take a veiled shot at top Republicans, e.g McCarthy, R-Calif., requires support to implement the Freedom Caucus’ priority policies.

In addition to Boebert, Kimberly Guilfoyle and former President Donald Trump are scheduled to speak at CPAC.

Fox Nation is a sponsor of CPAC 2022.

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