Representative Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is currently being investigated by police in Colorado due to an alleged physical altercation with her former spouse over the weekend.
The incident reportedly took place at Miner’s Claim restaurant in Boebert’s district on Saturday night, but neither of the formerly married pair were arrested.
According to The Washington Post, Boebert’s ex-husband, Jayson Boebert, contacted the police and claimed to be a “victim of domestic violence,” alleging that the congresswoman had struck him in the face multiple times.
In an interview with The Denver Post, Jayson Boebert stated that though he reported the incident to law enforcement, he did not wish for charges to be filed, citing a challenging conversation he and his ex-wife were having at the eatery.
LAST Night: Silt police confirm they were called to an incident involving Colorado Rep. #LaurenBoebert and her ex-husband Jayson at the Miner's Claim Restaurant Saturday night. Reports are she punched him. Chief Mike Kite said no o arrests, but they are looking for any video. pic.twitter.com/3c4TrfVcpX
— Carol McKinley (@CarolAMcKinley) January 7, 2024
Despite Jayson’s lack of motivation to pursue legal action, Silt Police Chief Mike Kite confirmed that an “active investigation” into the congresswoman has already began.
Kite said officers are seeking witnesses and video to find out what actually happened between the former spouses.
In response to the accusations, Boebert vehemently denied hitting her ex-husband in the face and asserted her intent to pursue legal action against those who propagated such claims.
“I didn’t punch Jayson in the face and no one was arrested,” she said in a statement.
“I will be consulting with my lawyer about the false claims he made against me and evaluate all of my legal options.”
Boebert also cited an the incident as a factor in her decision to switch districts to run for the seat of retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck in the next election.
“This is a sad situation for all that keeps escalating and another reason I’m moving,” she remarked.
The congresswoman announced that she would not seek reelection in 3rd District, after barely beating out Democrat Adam Frisch by a few hundred votes in 2022.
Frisch was expected to take Boebert on again this year, and has already outpaced her fundraising efforts by around $7.7 million to the congresswoman’s $2.4 million.
Boebert blamed liberal Hollywood for Frisch’s hefty war chest, calling out Barbra Streisand and Ryan Reynolds for donating.
“Hollywood elites who are trying to buy my current district,” Boebert told Steve Bannon on an episode of his podcast at the end of December.
“It’s not just Aspen that the money is coming from,” the Colorado Republican complained. “It’s coming from Hollywood.
“When you have Barbra Streisand coming in and donating to the Democrat, when you have Ryan Reynolds coming in and donating to the Democrat, it shows you that Hollywood is trying to buy their way into Congress,” she remarked.
Both Streisand and Reynolds donated $1,000 a piece to Frisch’s campaign last year, along with fellow “Hollywood elites” Rob Reiner, Tony Shaloub and Richard Kind.
Boebert said that running in a different district would “shut down the money, the dark money, that was flowing into our district to try and purchase this seat.”
Despite blaming the liberal entertainment industry’s fat-pocketed donors, at the end of September Frisch had only taken in $75,583 from Hollywood.
Boebert’s own outlandish actions likely fueled political donors in her current district to fund her opposition.
Newly released surveillance video from a Denver theater appears to show Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert vaping during a “Beetlejuice” musical play — the one thing she denied doing while acknowledging earlier this week that she had been kicked out for being disruptive. pic.twitter.com/aQ01G230cT
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 15, 2023
She made headlines in September after some very bad behavior during a performance of “Beetlejuice” musical at the Buell Theater in Denver.
The venue received multiple complaints that the congresswoman and her date were engaging in disruptive and inappropriate behavior while watching the musical
The lawmaker was seen vaping an e-cigarrette, singing and dancing along with the music, and recording footage at the show, which prompted staffers to warn her and fling Quinn Gallagher during the intermission.
Boebart and Gallagher apparently didn’t take the employees seriously, and engaged is some mutual heavy petting, which prompted another patron to complain about their behavior. Management asked them to leave the theater five minutes into the second act.
She initially publicly denied the inappropriate behavior, but eventually blamed her “public and difficult divorce” for the outrageous behavior, after several security videos of her actions went viral.