A physical altercation between U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert and her ex-husband, Jayson Boebert, occurred on Saturday evening, prompting an investigation into the matter.
The Daily Beast reports that the event took place at a restaurant in Silt, a town that falls under Lauren Boebert’s congressional district. The source stated that Jayson Boebert, citing a domestic violence incident, summoned the authorities to the location.
A spokeswoman for Congresswoman Lauren Boebert, however, shot down the claims, saying that Boebert had never been violent at home.
The politician reportedly went to the home of Jayson Boebert to collect one of their sons, according to an assistant of Lauren Boebert who spoke with The Daily Beast. Lauren Boebert allegedly shoved Jayson Boebert away when he tried to embrace her during their personal encounter during this visit.
At the Miner’s Claim restaurant later that night, things took a turn for the worst. The assistant said that Jayson Boebert was rude and violent while he was at the eatery. The seriousness of a violent altercation that allegedly took place in the eatery is now unknown. The assistant said that the anti-LGBTQ+ far-right Republican from Colorado put her hand on Jayson Boebert’s nose and face in an attempt to hold him back.
The Daily Beast reports that after this fight, Jayson Boebert contacted the authorities, claiming to have been a victim of domestic abuse. Lauren Boebert also called the police, although she denied being a victim of domestic abuse and said she would meet with an officer at the eatery if asked. The police did not make any arrests despite their arrival at the location. A friend allegedly then drove the congresswoman home.
In an interview with The Advocate, Chief Mike Kite of the Silt Police Department verified the incident and the ongoing investigation.
It included Lauren and her ex-husband, and we were summoned to the town’s Miner’s Claim restaurant, as Kite explained. According to Kite, investigators are looking at footage, and his department is trying to get more witnesses.
Concerned citizens in Garfield County dialed 911 in August 2022 in reference to Jayson Boebert’s alleged intoxicated driving and property damage. They also got into an argument when someone said their kids were speeding around the neighborhood. They resolved the situation amicably without bringing any charges.
During a September Denver musical production of Beetlejuice, intended for families, an enthusiastic audience discovered Lauren Boebert in an indecent posture. Security camera footage caught Lauren Boebert and Quinn Gallagher being disrespectful, vaping, and engaging in public sexual conduct, resulting in their removal from the cinema. After first denying that Lauren Boebert had been disruptive and smoked in the theater, her representatives eventually acknowledged that she had acted badly, attributing it to stress and her recent divorce. The reciprocal fondling that was recorded nevertheless went unmentioned.
Recently, Lauren Boebert, who has served as a representative for Colorado in the 3rd District since 2021, announced her decision to run for reelection in the 4th District instead. Many saw this as her way out of the 3rd District, where she encountered formidable opposition from both Democrats and Republicans, and her attempt to avoid a difficult reelection campaign. Boebert lost the 2022 midterm election to Democrat Adam Frisch by a razor-thin margin of 600 votes.
According to The Durango Herald, Lauren Boebert’s decision to change districts was motivated by her “personal life,” particularly her divorce in May 2023. The change, she said, was a “fresh start” and the best choice for herself and her followers. Many have spoken out against her decision, accusing her of seeking to avoid challenging opponents and calling into doubt her dedication to her constituency.
If you or someone you know is affected by domestic violence, there is help available. The National Domestic Violence Hotline can be reached at 800-799-7233.