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GOP Rep investigated over alleged ‘physical altercation’

Democratic candidate for U.S. House Adam Frisch, left, still in the shadows, walks out on stage with incumbent Rep. Lauren Boebert. (RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post/TNS)
January 09, 2024

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) is currently under investigation for an “alleged physical altercation” with her ex-husband on Saturday.

According to The Daily Beast, the “alleged physical altercation” between Lauren Boebert and her ex-husband, Jayson Boebert, took place Saturday at Miner’s Claim restaurant, which is located in the district Lauren Boebert represents in Congress. CBS reported that Silt Police Chief Mike Kite confirmed there is currently an “active investigation” into the incident.

Jayson Boebert contacted the police on Saturday, claiming he was a “victim of domestic violence,” as reported by The Washington Post. He claimed Lauren Boebert had “punched” him multiple times in the face during the altercation.

In an interview with The Denver Post, Jayson Boebert explained that he contacted the Silt Police Department on Sunday morning and informed the police that he did not want to press charges over Saturday’s incident.

“I don’t want nothing to happen,” he said. “Her and I were working through a difficult conversation.”

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The Denver Post reported that Boebert filed for a divorce from her husband in April due to “irreconcilable differences.” The divorce was finalized in October, nearly two decades after Jayson and Lauren Boebert were married in 2005. Jayson and Lauren Boebert have four sons and one grandchild.

“This is truly about irreconcilable differences,” Boebert said when the divorce was first announced last year. “I do not intend to discuss this matter any further in public out of respect for our children, and will continue to work hard to represent the people of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.”

In a statement to The Denver Post, Boebert denied the allegations that she “punched” her ex-husband.

“This is a sad situation for all that keeps escalating and another reason I’m moving,” Boebert told The Denver Post. “I didn’t punch Jayson in the face and no one was arrested. I will be consulting with my lawyer about the false claims he made against me and evaluate all of my legal options.”

During a recent video announcement on social media, Boebert shared her plans to run for an open Republican spot in Colorado’s 4th District in this year’s election instead of seeking reelection in Colorado’s 3rd District.

“Personally, this announcement is a fresh start following a pretty difficult year for me and my family,” Boebert said. “I had never been in politics before and I’d never been through a divorce – something I never intended to go through. I’ve made my own personal mistakes and have owned up and apologized for them.”