Probably Weblos. It’s inbetween Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts but technically still Cub Scouts.
That age though? Doesn’t have to be fed by or coached by anybody for strong opinions. I was an opinionated kid at that age, contrary, strong willed, thought what I thought and said what I said.
What the Senator said was probably ALL over their news, talked about at school, people forming strong opinions either way. We’re not from Colorado so we’ve probably never heard about it before today but I suspect it was big local news.