Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado addressed the controversy surrounding her recent removal from a theater during a performance of “Beetlejuice” with her date. In an interview with FOX News host Jesse Watters, Boebert acknowledged her mistake, expressed remorse, and described herself as a human being with family responsibilities.
Boebert, a mother of four boys and a grandmother, emphasized that her first priority is her family. She acknowledged that she made an error and apologized to her constituents in Colorado’s 3rd District. Boebert also stated that her role as a congresswoman includes bringing levity to her constituents’ lives rather than gravity.
Regarding the media’s coverage of lawmakers’ activities outside of work, Boebert pointed out the perceived double standard, referencing Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s maskless dining in Florida and contrasting it with the theater incident. Boebert expressed her frustration that her dating experience was receiving more attention than pressing national issues, such as the possibility of a government shutdown, the national debt, the southern border crisis, and calls for the impeachment of President Joe Biden.
Boebert mentioned that she has peacefully parted ways with her date and encouraged people to watch “Beetlejuice” and let her know how it ended.