Since they were both elected to Congress in November, Lauren Boebert and Marjorie Taylor Greene seem to have taken turns sparking new controversy.
Taylor Greene has apparently taken the lead with the multiple allegations against her. But a new story about Boebert has surfaced. Ethics experts are calling for an investigation into the mileage reimbursement the Colorado Congressman paid to herself from her campaign coffers.
According to a report in the Denver Post:
“The Colorado GOP legislator wrote two checks from their campaign accounts for a total of $ 22,259 between January and mid-November. To justify these refunds, Boebert would have had to drive 38,712 miles during the election campaign, even though there were no publicly advertised campaign events in March, April or July and only one in May. Since the reimbursements were made in two payments – a modest $ 1,060 in late March and $ 21,200 on November 11 – Boebert would have had to drive 36,870 miles in just over seven months between April 1 and November 11 to warrant the second payment . ”
The Colorado Presenter’s campaign says her mileage claims were not uncommon. They published a statement that read: “She traveled to every corner of the district to speak to and hear from people about their concerns. They say showing up is 90% of the battle and Lauren has always shown up. Her aggressive travel schedule is a big reason she won. “
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