Adam Frisch Speaks Out About Lauren Boebert’s Fondling Incident and Its Potential Impact with Voters
Adam Frisch, a Colorado Democrat, is once again challenging Representative Lauren Boebert in next year’s election cycle. Frisch recently addressed Boebert’s controversial fondling incident at a Denver theater, highlighting the potential impact the incident may have with voters.
Boebert’s Controversial Background
Since 2021, Lauren Boebert has represented Colorado’s 3rd District as a Republican and has gained recognition as one of the most staunchly MAGA-aligned members of Congress. Her tenure has been riddled with controversies, including obstructing Kevin McCarthy’s election to the House speakership and heckling President Joe Biden during State of the Union addresses.
The Theater Incident and Backlash
Last Sunday, Boebert was escorted out of Denver’s Buell Theatre during a performance of “Beetlejuice: The Musical” due to alleged disruptive and inappropriate behavior. Despite her initial denial of any wrongdoing, released CCTV footage appeared to contradict her claims, showing her vaping, using flash photography, singing along to the show, and engaging in fondling. Boebert later issued an apology, but public backlash against her has continued.
Frisch’s Previous Attempt to Unseat Boebert
In the 2022 midterm elections, Adam Frisch ran against Boebert, coming within less than a percentage point of defeating the incumbent Republican. Boebert’s reelection victory margin was one of the slimmest in the last election cycle, with less than 600 votes separating the candidates. Now, with Frisch running against her once again in 2024, Boebert’s odds of holding onto her seat appear increasingly grim.
Frisch Speaks Out on Boebert’s Behavior
During a Sunday appearance on MSNBC, Adam Frisch commented on his rival’s recent controversial incident, expressing concerns about its impact on Boebert’s reputation and electoral performance. Frisch criticized Boebert’s behavior, stating, “It’s just another notch in the belt of embarrassment…the voters are sick and tired of this embarrassment”. He further emphasized the importance of focusing on real issues such as healthcare access and reproductive rights, criticizing Boebert’s stance on banning all abortions across the country.
Boebert’s Off-Duty ‘Anger-tainment’ Industry
Adam Frisch highlighted Boebert’s self-focus and participation in the “anger-tainment” industry even in her off time, pointing out that she diverts attention from the job at hand. Frisch emphasized that voters desire representatives who prioritize their interests instead of indulging in personal pursuits.
Implications for Boebert’s Reelection Campaign
Considering the implications of Boebert’s controversies and the recent fondling incident, Frisch warned of the potential impact on her reputation among constituents. By highlighting Boebert’s embarrassing behavior in both public settings and congressional committee meetings, Frisch aimed to demonstrate her lack of focus on her responsibilities as a representative of the 3rd District. Frisch’s commentary suggests that Boebert’s conduct may hinder her chances of reelection in the upcoming election cycle.
Future Prospects for Frisch’s Campaign
When asked about his level of support from the national Democratic Party following his strong performance in the previous election, Frisch explained the challenges he faced due to poor polling results in 2022. However, he expressed confidence in his upcoming race, predicting that it would garner significant attention nationwide. Frisch also shared that his campaign had received over 200,000 small-dollar donations from voters, families, and businesses in Western and Southern Colorado.
Newsweek reached out to Lauren Boebert’s office for comment but received no response at the time of publication.