Fiery Rep. Lauren Boebert is even more fired up than usual.
The Colorado Republican says she plans to file legal action against a Democrat-aligned organization that claimed, without evidence, she was an “unlicensed paid escort” and had two abortions.
“Partisan organizations putting out blatantly false and disgusting accusations won’t stop me from advancing freedom and conservative values. This group’s vile conduct demonstrates why people are fed up with politics,” she said in response to the allegations from the American Muckrakers PAC.
“I am not going to stand by and pretend this is normal behavior. This political committee, funded by far-left Democrat donors and run by two left-wing political operatives, published pages of false statements knowing they were completely fabricated,” she added.
“The law on this type of defamation is clear and this conduct will be subject to civil and criminal penalties. Attached is a letter from my attorney introducing our response to these lies,” she noted further, according to Fox News.
In the letter, which was exclusively obtained by Fox News Digital, Boebert’s attorney Jonathan Anderson wrote that the PAC published “a series of false and defamatory statements” about the congresswoman through the Tuesday release.
He pointed out that while “Muckrakers has marketed itself as a ‘watchdog group,’ the truth is that Muckrakers is a political committee that exclusively opposes conservative candidates, is funded by established Democrat donor sources, and is managed by Democrat political operatives.”
“We have irrefutable evidence that each one of these statements is patently false. You knew this though,” Anderson wrote.
“Muckrakers published these outlandish statements knowing they were fabricated but you likely operated under the inaccurate assumption that publishing false statements against a public figure would not create legal liability,” the attorney noted.
“This will be a costly miscalculation for Muckrakers, Wheeler and Muckrakers’ donors,” the attorney added.
Anderson noted that proving a defamation case against a public figure has a “heightened standard of proof.”
He also said that what “is legally, and financially, disastrous for Muckrakers is the fact that we also have evidence, including internal Muckrakers’ text and email communications, that demonstrates Muckrakers did in fact publish statements knowing those statements to be false.”
“In addition to the civil defamation claims that will be filed, Muckrakers’ actions are criminally liable. Colorado statute expressly prohibits the circulation of ‘knowingly or recklessly’ false information meant to influence an election,” Anderson wrote.
“In addition, Wheeler also sent letters to the State of Utah and State of Colorado requesting an investigation. Wheeler’s letters contain multiple knowingly false statements,” said the attorney.
Fox News continued:
The press release accuses Boebert of working as an “unlicensed escort” for the sugar daddy website and that she met Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, when hired by a “Koch family member” in Aspen, Colorado. The release also claimed the congresswoman had a pair of abortions and said that the allegations came from an anonymous source.
Additionally, the release included heavily redacted text messages where the PAC staffer appeared to lead the unknown person on the other end to suggest Boebert was blackmailing Cruz for political backing as well as photos of a woman the PAC claimed to be Boebert from her sugar daddy website page.
The text messages also claimed Boebert and her husband had a “Meth drug problem” and that the congresswoman was “stripping at the time,” as well.