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- Lauren Boebert’s 17-year-old son got his girlfriend pregnant, and she’s thrilled to be a grandmother.
- She now says she won’t “nitpick” what the Bible says is right or wrong.
- Boebert previously invoked God on various occasions when commenting on politics.
Rep. Lauren Boebert says she doesn’t plan to “nitpick what the Bible says” about whether it was right or wrong for her 17-year-old son Tyler to get his girlfriend pregnant.
In a Thursday interview on “The Rubin Report,” a conservative politics podcast, host Dave Rubin asked Boebert if her son getting his girlfriend pregnant “challenged” any of her beliefs.
“Obviously, I’m a Christian, and there are standards that we like to uphold, but none of us do it perfectly,” she replied to Rubin. “We can nitpick what the Bible says is right and wrong, but I think just having that heart posture of wanting to serve God, it’s so important.”
Boebert added that she now plans to teach her son “about redemption and how to move forward.”
The Colorado Republican, 36, revealed that she will soon be a grandmother while speaking at the Conservative Political Action Conference on March 4.
“I’m going to tell you all for the first time in a public setting that not only am I a mom of four boys but come April, I will be a ‘gigi’ to a brand new grandson,” Boebert said.
She said her son was intending to attend a university in Florida, but is now planning to take petroleum engineering classes at a local community college.
Boebert was a teen mother herself. She began working at McDonald’s when she was 15, and dropped out of high school in 2004 when she became pregnant with her then-boyfriend Jayson Boebert’s child. She later married him, and they now have four children together.
The congresswoman has been vocal about her religious views, often invoking God when talking about politics.
In an address at a Christian center in Colorado in June, Boebert said she was “tired” of the separation of church and state, and that the church should “direct the government.”
In February, she also suggested without evidence or substantiation that God used her to stand up to “demons” like Rep. Kevin McCarthy.
Representatives for Boebert did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment sent outside regular business hours.