(As originally published with bells and whistles, Mon, April 3rd 2023, 4:57 PM EDT)
WASHINGTON (TND) — A prominent conservative in Congress is about to become a grandmother for the first time and she doesn’t want to “nitpick” the Bible before the blessed occasion.
Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., is 36 years old. Her son Tyler recently turned 18. Tyler’s girlfriend became pregnant before her 18th birthday.
Newsweek reported the situation is challenging her Christian beliefs about what’s right and wrong.
”Obviously, I’m a Christian and you know there are standards that we like to uphold, but none of us do it perfectly,” she told the conservative political talk show The Rubin Report last week.
”One of the biggest things that I look to is, ‘Him who knows to do right and doesn’t, it’s sin,’” Boebert continued. “And I mean, there [are] things all throughout the week that I know is right to do and sometimes, you know, I don’t do them.”
So where did Boebert — with 100% scores from the Family Research Council Action and the National Right to Life Committee — spread the news about the upcoming visit from the stork? At a recent Conservative Political Action Conference Moms for America event.
She used the opportunity to praise teenagers who don’t have abortions and later said it seems to be a family tradition.
”My mom — she was 18 when she had me,” Boebert told Rubin. “I was 18 when I had Tyler, and now he’s 18.”
That makes her son the third generation of teenage parents.
“One of his first comments was, ‘Mom, it’s hereditary.’ I said, ‘Nice try. Doesn’t work that way.’ But I’m really proud of him and my grandson’s mom for being responsible, because they could have taken a different route, and both of them chose life.”
Her first grandchild will be a boy.
As for details of the decision, “It wasn’t anything I had to browbeat them with, I very calmly had the conversation when we found out, just let me know if you think something else, I just want to have a talk with you if you decide to go a different direction, and both of them were very excited and wanted to move forward and welcome this life into the world.”
Boebert, for the record, opposes comprehensive sex education in schools.
Tyler has three younger brothers and there is no news about potential marriage plans.
Despite her reelection bid last November going down to a recount, Boebert has been mentioned as a possible running mate if Donald Trump secures next year’s Republican presidential nomination.
If that happens, Boebert wouldn’t be the first person in the position.
In 2008, Sen. John McCain chose Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin to be his running mate and the world learned her 17-year-old daughter Bristol was pregnant. She never married the baby’s father, Levi Johnson.