In a recent development, U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert, a Republican from Colorado, has publicly addressed allegations surrounding a contentious encounter with her former spouse, Jayson Boebert, at a dining establishment in her district. The incident, which reportedly led to police intervention, occurred at Miner’s Claim restaurant.
Representative Boebert, in a statement to Fox News Digital, refuted claims of physical violence during the altercation, stating, “I didn’t punch Jayson in the face and no one was arrested.” She expressed her intention to consult legal counsel regarding the false accusations made against her and to explore all available legal options.
The Silt Police Department confirmed their response to the incident but withheld specific details, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation. Jayson Boebert, in a conversation with The Denver Post, indicated his reluctance to press charges, describing the situation as a difficult conversation between the two.
This incident has garnered attention partly due to the involvement of American Muckrakers, a group actively campaigning against Representative Boebert. They have announced plans to request public access to surveillance footage of the incident.
Representative Boebert’s personal life has been in the spotlight previously, including a September incident where she and a date were asked to leave a Denver theater for inappropriate behavior, and her recent decision to run for a congressional seat in a different district, moving from the western to the eastern side of Colorado.
The congresswoman, known for her forthright style and alignment with the GOP’s right wing, has been a prominent figure in national politics. Her tenure in Washington has been marked by notable incidents, including a vocal interruption during President Biden’s 2022 State of the Union address.
Boebert, who filed for divorce from her husband in April, with the divorce finalized in October, has faced challenges in her current 3rd District, narrowly securing victory against Democrat Adam Frisch in the 2022 general election.