Rep. Lauren Boebert, Colorado Republican, threatened Wednesday to file a defamation lawsuit against an anti-Republican super PAC that accused her of working previously as a paid escort and having two abortions.
Mrs. Boebert released a letter from her attorney to the American Muckrakers PAC and issued a statement denying the “blatantly false and disgusting accusations” posted Tuesday on the group’s “Fire Boebert” website.
“Partisan organizations putting out blatantly false and disgusting accusations won’t stop me from advancing freedom and conservative values,” she said in a statement to The Washington Times.
“This group’s vile conduct demonstrates why people are fed up with politics. I am not going to stand by and pretend this is normal behavior.”
In a letter to Muckrakers president David B. Wheeler, Denver attorney Jonathan Anderson said the first-term congresswoman plans to bring a civil defamation claim.
He also warned that the group could also face criminal liability for making false statements about her in letters to Colorado and Utah authorities requesting investigations.
Mr. Anderson said 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.”
Mr. Wheeler said Wednesday that the organization stands by its accusations.
“We have received the letter and our legal counsel will respond directly to her counsel,” he said in an email. “We stand by our information.”
He added that it “was Lauren Boebert who created these problems and she never takes any responsibility. It’s also interesting to us that the press had the lawyer’s letter before we did. Coincidence or collaboration?”
Muckrakers was founded last year to defeat Rep. Madison Cawthorn, North Carolina Republican, by Mr. Wheeler and Moe Davis, the Democratic candidate who lost to Mr. Cawthorn in 2020.