November 16, an FBI raid on the home of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters, which is among the elected representatives who most vigorously pushes false allegations of electoral fraud, made headlines across the country. So did the claim horror stories about the ordeal she shared with MyPillow CEO and Donald Trump ally Mike Lindell – a report that Colorado Attorney General Phil Weiser and 21st Judicial District Attorney Dan Rubinstein have both rejected.
Far less attention has been paid to a simultaneous FBI search of the home in Silt belonging to Sherronna Bishop, former campaign manager for US Representative Lauren Boebert. She told Westword that the US authorities used a rambuk to enter her residence and terrorized her children while refusing to say why they had invaded her privacy. In her words: “This is an unprecedented day in America.”
Bishop is a controversial figure, as evidenced by our October 2020 post about an ABC News report that revealed she had praised the far-right, neo-fascist group The Proud Boys in a Facebook video in 2019, and showcased a quote from Boebert during a May 2020 appearance on a “QAnon-friendly podcast,” according to ABC. “Everything I’ve heard of Q, I hope it’s true,” Boebert had said. “Because it only means America is getting stronger and better, and people are returning to conservative values.”
When we contacted Bishop to get a comment on this report, she sent us a picture of herself taking a bite of a great food and holding a beer at an Oktoberfest event.
Bishop recently teamed up with Peters in “Searching for the Truth,” an online event in September sponsored by Woodland Park’s Andrew Wommack Ministries, which was sued by the state of Colorado last year for its refusal to comply with COVID-19 security protocols. (The organization has twice been declared an outbreak by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.) The fiction that Trump was unfairly deprived of another presidency was the main topic, as seen in the video below.
In his communication with Westword about the raid, carried out via text message, Bishop began by introducing himself: “My name is Sherronna Bishop, founder of Mother of America. As an active mother, I have been a vocal supporter of parental rights and the unmasking of children in our schools. ”
On the morning of November 16, she continued, “while teaching my youngest children, the FBI with Mesa County investigator Matthew Struwe [his name is actually Michael Struwe] decided it was necessary to open my front door with a rambuk and handcuff me while they trampled through my home and scared my family. My two youngest children were present and saw all this happen. My daughter was pulled around by her hoodie by one of the FBI agents. ”
According to Bishop, “I repeatedly asked what this was about and I was denied an answer while ‘cleaning’ my home. It’s still unclear to me why the FBI and Mesa County DA, Dan Rubenstein, thought that such power was necessary. ”
Bishhop claimed that she has “been available and transparent to any organization that wanted to talk to me, and in September she initiated a briefing with officials in Mesa County and the DA’s office to present election information … Although I have gone very far to be transparent about my views, the DOJ of the Biden administration [Department of Justice] has put an end to its threat to start terrorizing parents who dare to speak for their children and challenge electoral integrity. ”
To begin with, Bishop presented no evidence for her claim of slagram. But last November 18, she posted the following video in which she claims that “Dan Rubinstein owes me a door.”
After Peters began criticizing law enforcement officials for their actions in her home, Weiser and Rubinstein jointly refuted her claims on Nov. 17. “We have reviewed a statement from the Tina Peters Legal Defense Fund claiming a level of power during the conduct of this joint federal federal law enforcement operation,” they said. “At no time was force used on Mrs. Peters or her home. Mrs. Peters was allowed to move around her home and make breakfast for herself while the agents collected items before departure …. We issue this statement to “We will continue to conduct a thorough investigation based on the facts and the law, including by using proper law enforcement tools, such as the legally authorized search that was conducted properly in this case.”
After Bishop shared his allegations with us, we contacted both Rubinstein’s and Colorado AG’s office. The Office’s response: “We dispute how some have characterized the law enforcement operation conducted earlier this week in the Mesa and Garfield Counties. This forensic search was conducted in a professional and lawful manner.”