Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo. accused celebrities Barbra Streisand and Ryan Reynolds of forcing her to switch congressional districts.
“We have to shut down the Hollywood elites who are trying to buy my current district,” Boebert told Steve Bannon on his “War Room” podcast on Saturday. “There has been close to $10 million poured into this district to buy this seat. Colorado’s 3rd District is not for sale.”
Boebert announced last week that she will not be seeking re-election in Colorado’s 3rd congressional district. She will instead run in Colorado’s 4th district which is more GOP-friendly.
Boebert defended the move, saying it is “the right decision for those who support our conservative movement.” But, critics point out that Boebert faces a tough primary fight after embarrassing public scandals and an even tougher rematch against Democrat Adam Frisch, who she narrowly defeated in 2022.
Frisch has a larger war chest this time around. The Democrat has raised over $7.7 million, according to Business Insider. Streisand and Reynolds have both donated $1,500 each to Frisch.
“When you have Barbra Streisand coming in and donating to the Democrat, when you have Ryan Reynolds coming in and donating to the Democrat, it shows you that Hollywood is trying to buy their way into Congress,” Boebert told Bannon Saturday.