Colorado Dems to Boebert: Denounce Proud Boys or Drop Out

Colorado Dems to Boebert: Denounce Proud Boys or Drop Out

Days after Donald Trump set off a firestorm with telling the Proud Boys to “stand back and stand by” on national television, Congressional District 3 candidate Lauren Boebert is facing questions about her own admiration of the white supremacist group when it was revealed in a national story that her former campaign manager said “Thank God” for the Proud Boys.

Sherronna Bishop, a right-wing activist known as “America’s Mom” has openly bragged about her close relationship with the Proud Boys, tabbing them as “security” for the 2019 sham recall efforts against Governor Jared Polis. Bishop served as Boebert’s campaign manager as recently as July.

Boebert, who gained national notoriety for her open admiration for QAnon as a candidate, has campaigned alongside far-right militia groups. In a response to ABC about her recent campaign manager’s admiration of the Proud Boys, the Boebert campaign didn’t denounce the white supremacist group.

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll released the following statement:

“Boebert’s closest advisor has been found to be an admirer of the Proud Boys, a white supremacist organization that Donald Trump instructed to ‘stand back and stand by’. Boebert’s response about her former campaign manager’s statements is not enough. People in Congressional District 3 are voting right now — they deserve to know if Boebert will denounce the Proud Boys. If Lauren Boebert can’t unequivocally denounce white supremacists like the Proud Boys, she needs to drop out of the race. Full stop. No one who entertains support from white supremacist groups like the Proud Boys should be in government.”