They took down Cawthorn -- and Lauren Boebert's next

Since then, Boebert has had plenty of brushes with the law, including a 2015 incident where she was handcuffed at a country music festival after allegedly encouraging minors being detained for underage drinking to leave police custody. Boebert reportedly told police that “she had friends at Fox News and that the arrest would be national news.”

So, there are obvious similarities between Cawthorn and Boebert. And there will be no dearth of material to use against Boebert, including things that are yet to emerge (scandals are sort of like cockroaches—for every one you see, there are probably a hundred hiding).

This raises an interesting ethical question: Should we be cheering on this shitshow?

As a conservative, I’m certainly happy to trade toxic Republicans like Cawthorn and Boebert for more mainstream conservative Republicans. (And I wish someone would try this on the progressive versions of Cawthorn and Boebert: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar.) But the question is whether the ends (ousting extreme politicians) justify the means (engaging in mudslinging).