Lauren Boebert has become a persistent target of the Left.
She’s one of the Republicans in Congress willing to take the fight to the other side.
Now Democrats tried to dunk on Boebert and failed miserably.
Many Americans believe that Congress is broken, and it’s backed up by polling data.
According to Gallup, only 16% of Americans approve of the job that Congress is doing.
One of the biggest complaints about Congress is how they ram through huge omnibus spending bills that nobody has had a chance to read fully.
And Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) wants to put a stop to it.
Boebert explained, “Members should have five days to read and consider bills before voting on them.”
Ron Filipkowski, a supposed former Republican who has become a Democrat activist, attempted to make fun of Boebert and tweeted, “Lauren Boebert wants the House to pass a Rule to give her 5 days to read a Bill before voting on it.”
Lauren Boebert wants the House to pass a Rule to give her 5 days to read a Bill before voting on it. pic.twitter.com/NGaNEkEbRi
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) July 28, 2022
But others were quick to point out that it’s absurd that members of Congress are only given a few hours to read and process thousands of pages of legislative jargon.
Republican Thomas Massie famously pointed out that Congress was only given 19 hours to read a monstrous bill that was over 3,400 pages long.
This week, we were given 19 hours to review the 3,488 page National Defense Authorization Act — a bill that authorizes $738 billion of spending in FY2020.
— Thomas Massie (@RepThomasMassie) December 12, 2019
During the fight over Obamacare, Nancy Pelosi once said, “We have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it, away from the fog of the controversy.”
This has become standard operating procedure in The Washington, D.C. Swamp.
Just ram the bill through and worry about it later.
One of the reasons that Congress is so broken is that it’s nearly impossible to pass clean bills that aren’t laden with pork and poison-pill amendments.
Some have gone even further than Boebert and said that Congress should be forced to pass bills written in plain English, not D.C. legalese, and be no longer than 10-20 pages.
That way both the representatives and their constituents have time to actually read legislation.
But the current system is so convoluted, the corruption happens in plain sight and it’s difficult to parse and explain.
This has caused restlessness and apathy on the part of the American people, which is precisely what the D.C. Swamp wants.
At this point, people accept gridlock as a win because at least Congress isn’t able to sneak in bad new laws.
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