Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) was reportedly booed by the audience at a debate on Saturday night against her Democratic opponent, businessman Adam Frisch, as she clashed with the moderator.
The debate began with the moderator Edie Sonn, of the Colorado Behavioral Health Council, introducing the three panelists who would be asking the candidates questions and going over the debate rules.
When Sonn asked if Boebert and Fisch agreed to the debate rules, Frisch answered yes, while Boebert attacked Sonn over a tweet she wrote supporting her Democratic opponent, former state Rep. Dianne Mitsch Bush, in the 2020 election.
“Edie, can you please disclose to the audience that you publicly supported my 2020 Democrat candidate Dianne Mitch Bush, and can you please disclose any other roles that you have had with Democrat candidates in the past?” Boebert said.
“I believe that this is relevant because when I was invited, when I received the invitation to the Club 20 debate, Club 20, CMU and the Daily Sentinel said that they want to provide a nonpartisan forum tonight,” Boebert continued. “Now, isn’t it true that you tweeted during the 2020 election, ‘Rep. Mitch Bush I’ve always been a supporter of yours?'”
Boebert’s comments prompted boos from the audience
“Congresswoman Boebert, this is not about me tonight,” Sonn responded. “This is about you and your opponent. I am here to ask, to be the traffic cop while these panelists ask questions and I respectfully ask that you respectfully agree to the terms of this debate.”
“If you will not do so, then we can close things down right now,” she added as the audience applauded.
“I do agree to the rules of the debate and I am glad that everyone is aware that Club 20 has not chosen a non-partisan moderator,” Boebert responded.