Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) cracked a joke about prostitution that generated an awkward reaction among the mostly teenage crowd at the Turning Point USA conference in Tampa, Florida. Teenagers, America.
“Contrary to popular belief, I’ve never been an escort for Sen. Ted Cruz, but I will tell you tonight it is the coolest thing I’ve never heard about Ted Cruz,” Boebert said.
In June a Democrat-aligned super PAC fueled unsubstantiated rumors that Boebert once worked as an escort, had two abortions and advertised her services on a “sugar daddy” website.
Even CNN balked at the uncorroborated claims.
As you can observe from the video below, Boebert’s joke was not exactly a knee-slapper.
“Great job, GOP,” wrote Heath Mayo on Twitter. “She’s speaking to a group of high schoolers.”
“These same people talk about how same-sex families and gay teachers will ‘corrupt our culture,’ but then go out and tell high-schoolers that men who cheat on their families with paid escorts are cool,” he said.
In 2020 Turning Point USA turned heads when a pair of “Bang Girls” shot cash out of a cannon into a screaming crowd of teenage boys and girls.