It was just four days ago that 36-year-old Lauren Boebert announced that her 17-year-old son impregnated his girlfriend. I don’t recall the girlfriend’s age being mentioned much, but “16” was the number that most people settled on. What I didn’t know – and I suspect most people didn’t know, is that the girl is four months pregnant and was 15 when she became pregnant. In theory, this could be a felony, even for a 17-year-old father, though these are situations in which prosecutorial discretion weighs heavily. How long had they been dating? One year? One week? Not dating, but sure are now? These questions matter, but I don’t know the answers, and I’m not sure anyone in the media does.
I do know that I sure wouldn’t be “proud of it” as a parent. But we’ll get to that below.
I want to emphasize that this is not the New York Times as a source, but in every allegation that I’ve seen regarding the girl being 15 at conception hasn’t had any pushback on the age issue:
So Boebert’s kid, who she conceived with a guy who whipped his dick out in front of a woman in a bowling alley, who she gave birth to in the front seat of a pickup truck, impregnated a 15 year-old girl and she is bragging about it? Do I have that right?
— Ron Filipkowski 🇺🇦 (@RonFilipkowski) March 9, 2023
My daughter is 15. As an expert, I can say that this is NOTHING to be proud of. And yet, we know that Lauren Boebert sounded very very proud at CPAC where… isn’t Christianity against premarital sex with 15-year-old girls?
As you all understand, a 15-year-old is a child, one that is now having a child. Boebert’s response sounds even more reckless and self-satisfied, knowing this rather important fact. Everyone understands that in adolescence, every year brings forth exponentially more maturity. People are furious about the hypocrisy:
Lauren Boebert who advocates for Christian family values, while condemning the LGBTQIA community for “grooming” children. Is proud her 17yr old son is having sexual relations with his 16yr old girlfriend, who was most likely 15yrs old, when she got pregnant. #GOPHypocrisy pic.twitter.com/8ciTdlpzbQ
— M-A.Stay’Legit ™️🇨🇦🇩🇪 (@BagdMilkSoWhat) March 9, 2023
At CPAC, Lauren Boebert said, from the Randy Report:
“We are raising our four boys to be men before liberals teach them to be women,” she told attendees before announcing that “not only am I a mom of four boys, but come April, I will be a Gigi to a brand new grandson.”
No. A 17-year-old is not a man. And yet he’s going to be a father, as a boy. Surprising fact, Lauren, liberals teach respect for all genders and respect for choices precisely because we don’t want “men” who believe they can “take” what they want, including highly risky sex. It is also why we favor sex education, something she opposes. A real man would (be over 20) and would know that there are multiple ways to ensure that he could have sex with a 15-year-old (if that’s a “Must”) and not bring in a new baby to essentially be raised by her Gigi because NO sixteen year old is ready to be a parent these days.
I became a parent at 37 and I know for a fact that I am ten times the father I would be had if I first had a child at 27. Maturity and experience are vitally important in raising a child!
People on Twitter are now learning the girl was 15 and juxtaposing it against Lauren’s initial announcement. There are questions about whether it’s a crime, whether they hid the pregnancy until the girl turned 16, and just why this “Godly Christian” is so proud to have raised a “man” to slam so many doors and bring a child into the world to be raised by grandma.
Lauren Boebert's son got a 15-year-old pregnant. The question is, did Lauren hide this from her constituents? By November the girl was four months along. Did Lauren wait until the minor was 16 before she announced this news?
— Jane of the North (@JaneotN) March 10, 2023
Colorado is 17. Lauren Boebert is bragging about her 17 yr old son getting a 15 yr old pregnant and that she will be a 36 yr old grandmother. Um, before you continue bragging Lauren, better make sure there are no arrests coming. God she's pathetic and the hypocrisy is unreal. pic.twitter.com/iQwqeBzu0s
— Tales & Typos (@kathrynresister) March 12, 2023
Lauren Boebert trying to spin her teen son’s pregnant 15 year old girlfriend as a positive thing is — albeit hilarious — horrifying. I hope that young girl’s family has gotten her legal counsel now that her pregnancy is being leveraged for political points.
— stacey (@staybayy) March 13, 2023
And it goes on and on and on.
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Colorado consent laws have a “Close-in-age” exemption (sometimes called the Romeo & Juliet law). It allows for 15- and 16-year-olds to lawfully engage in sexual behavior with partners who are less than ten years older, and minors younger than 15 to engage in sexual acts with those less than four years older. Section 18-3-402, C.R.S
That doesn’t excuse reckless behavior, however!
Are you sure it includes 15 year olds? I should check, just so busy. I read all over today that 16 was the cutoff for the Romeo/Juliett laws. And I’ve never heard of that wide a gap.
I’m just going to go with it and say you’re right bc I gotta get back to writing but wanted to address this. A lot of states cut off Romeo and Juliette laws at 16, and unless both are under sixteen, they’re not applicable.
I can’t conceive of a law that allows a 17 year old boy to have sex with a 13 year old. And I can’t conceive of a law where a 25 year old man can legally have sex with a 15 year old. How many young teachers have gone to jail for under 18, and 15 (Under 16) would be another level.
Remember, there are federal laws that control over state laws if they’re offering more (not less) protection that the state, whether environmental crimes or statutory rape.
i know that the age of consent is 16 in Mississippi. Under MS law, a 45 yr old can legally have sex with a 16 year old. BUT that law is trumped by the federal law that says age of consent is 18 for girls with men. (I think it is 16 IF the male is under 21.
White trash gonna white trash.
Time to start placing bets on how long this relationship will last, and who will end up with the kid?
What makes you think it actually exists now?
I think it’s 50-50 that this was either one-night “sport sex” or they’d been seeing each other for six weeks. When you are 17, you have not had an 18-month relationship with a 15-year-old, at least, I f’ing hope not.
If she’s only four months along she can still terminate in CO. It’d be nice if she got her head out of her ass and did just that. As it is, if she goes on with this stupidity she’ll likely be on welfare and without (like mommy in law) an education.
my question is she said in April she will be a GG so clearly she has to be more than 4 months along so the girl was 15
that would make it 7 or 8 months along as of the announcement.
In theory this could be a felony? It IS a felony in CO. Now let’s see how long it takes for this to be swept under the ru….oops, done.
Now had this been anyone who might read Politizoom, i.e. regular folks, their son would be looking at a court date for statutory rape charges and trying to figure out how to stay the fuck out of jail. It’d be nice for CO officials to do their fucking jobs particularly since the media coverage would also serve as a warning to other kids.
I worded that stupidly and I sincerely (I mean that) thank you for calling it out. What I meant to convey is that prosecutors do have a lot of discretion and never more so in a case where two minors are having sex.
I broke down the considerations. If he had just met her at a party, he’s in far more trouble in that it’s impulsive and using the “power” of the age difference against someone who is too young to really say “No.” IF they actually had been dating and people could testify that, “yes,” they were totally in puppy love, then prosecutors tend to see it as two minors being minors but no malicious intent.
If they met at a party two weeks before and had gone out a couple of times, that’s the most difficult one.
Prosecutors should have discretion. Because even though we’re all talking about Bobo’s idiot son, he is still an idiot minor, too – and there are a lot of them running around, and judges/prosecutors don’t like to destroy lives over the judgment of a 17 year old. As I said, there is a ladder there, and it “could” be charged as a felony. But won’t necessarily be and wouldn’t necessarily be if it were us.
That’s just my informed opinion and experience. I am not an authority on this, nor am I necessarily right in my assessment. I do know those questions are damned important. And wanna know what else is important? Was she drunk? Was this their first time and she was drunk? Those play BIG roles in the decision bc even 17 year olds know that they’re doing something very wrong having sex with a 15 year old virgin who is half drunk, that he barely knows.
We don’t know enough. I only hope it’s investigated thoroughly. I doubt it will be.
The Beverly hillbillies on crack.
And without manners or basic decency. The Clamp eggs were poor and uneducated but they had good manners and kindness going for them, as opposed to Drysdale the banker. You can fix,a lack of education if the person wants to lesrn, but you cannot fix stupidity and natural cruelty.
I know this is off topic but what’s with his hair? Is this a new style for the MAGA crowd? Is it called the “Trump Floof Combover”?
His pregnant girlfriend is 15: the legal age of consent in Colorado is 17. When is the State Bureau of Investigation going to arrest him for STATUTORY RAPE? https://cbi.colorado.gov/contact-cbi
Senator Shitsfield of Michigan thinks that 15 year old girls are perfect for grooming!
It’s the republiCLOWN way!