According to the report, the two checks are also what one might call a red flag, as the first one is for $1,060 at the end of March, while the second one is over $21,000 on Nov. 11. This means that “Boebert would have had to drive 36,870 miles in just over seven months between April 1 and Nov. 11 to justify the second payment.” The Earth’s circumference is 24,901 miles all the way around. Maybe Boebert is adding in the mileage of her conspiracy-addled brain spinning and spinning? Hard to say. Her campaign’s response is that Boebert’s intense travel was how she won.

This is probably true. Getting out and about helped the gun-toting policy-free campaign she was running to beat out Trump-supported Tipton in the primaries, but 38,712 miles, over a few months during that time? Unlikely. The Denver Post, using Boebert’s Facebook and other public campaign event schedules, was able to come up with less than half those miles traveled by Boebert.

Rep. Boebert has been very directly linked to MAGA-types involved in the Jan. 6 Capitol building insurrection. Her opinions on our democracy have also been very clear for some time—she isn’t a fan of majority rule. It’s people like Boebert and their gun fetishisms that have led to the House chambers having a new metal detecting system, as well as new fines for members breaking those rules.

Boebert’s sketchy campaign finance issues look like the symptoms of the sociopathic entitlement felt by all scam artists. Whether it’s fake medicine to make money off scared people, or fake revolution to make money off of scared people, the Republican Party seems to have locked into exactly how their bread is buttered.