Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert was reportedly booed Saturday night after she clashed with the moderator of a debate against her Democratic challenger.
The debate began with moderator Eddie Son of the Colorado Behavioral Health Council, introducing three panelists who would be asking questions to Boebert, a Republican, and Adam Frisch, a businessman, who would seek to oust him in Colorado’s Third Congressional District. were expecting.
When asked by Son whether Boebert and Fisch agree with the rules of the debate, Frisch replied: “Yes, ma’am.”
But Boebert took the opportunity to complain that Son had tweeted in support of his opponent in the 2020 election, former state Representative Diane Mitch Bush.
“Eddie, can you please tell the audience that you publicly endorsed my 2020 Democrat candidate Diane Mitch Bush, and can you disclose any other roles you’ve had with Democrat candidates in the past? ?” Boebert said.
The Congressmen further maintained that the debate was not a non-partisan event.
“I believe it is relevant because when I was invited, when I received an invitation to debate Club 20, Club 20, CMU and the Daily Sentinel said they would like to provide a non-partisan forum tonight. want,” said Boebert.
“Now, isn’t it true that you tweeted during the 2020 election, ‘Rip. Mitch Bush I’ve always been your supporter?’
The comment excited some in an audience of around 200 people, Denver Post informed of.
Son replied that in the second part of the tweet he wrote to Mits Bush “there was a problem with what he said.”
He said: “Congress lady Boebert, it’s not about me tonight. It’s about you and your opponent. I’m here asking to be the traffic police while these panelists ask questions and I respectfully ask that You respectfully agree to the terms of this debate.
“If you won’t do that, we can just call things off.”
Boebert replied that he agreed with the rules. “I’m glad everyone knows that Club 20 has not chosen a non-partisan moderator.”
A short clip of the moment was shared by attorney and political commentator Ron Filipkowski on Twitter, where it has been viewed more than 250,000 times.
Fish responded to the tweet, calling Boebert “an embarrassment” and urging people to donate to his campaign “if you want to help fire Lauren Boebert and send me to Washington instead.”
newsweek Boebert and Fisch campaigns have been contacted for further comment.