Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Colo., responded to reports about the congresswoman fighting with her ex-husband at a Colorado restaurant after the police were called.
“This is a sad situation for all that keeps escalating and another reason I’m moving,” Boebert said in a statement provided to Fox News Digital. “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.”
The Silt Police Department confirmed to outlets, including The Denver Post and The Washington Post, that officers responded to Miner’s Claim restaurant, located within Boebert’s district, on Saturday evening regarding an incident involving the congresswoman and her ex-husband, Jayson Boebert, but declined to provide more details at this stage of the investigation.
In a brief phone call with The Denver Post, Jayson Boebert reportedly said he called the Silt Police Department on Sunday morning and told police he did not want to press charges.
“I don’t want nothing to happen,” Jayson Boebert reportedly said. “Her and I were working through a difficult conversation.”
Silt Police Chief Mike Kite also confirmed the investigation to The Associated Press, but declined to release details, including who called police.
Officers planned to talk with witnesses and ask the restaurant owners for any video that might have captured what happened, Kite told the AP.
According to The Denver Post, the incident was first exposed by American Muckrakers, a group that says it’s vying to “Fire Boebert” and has been calling for her resignation.
On X, American Muckrakers alleged that a physical altercation had ensued and said the group was filing a public information request for the surveillance tapes of the incident.
Boebert’s personal life received media attention in September, and the congresswoman apologized, after she and a date were asked to leave a Denver theater over inappropriate behavior. Infrared CCTV footage showing Boebert and her date apparently vaping and engaging in romantically inappropriate behavior during a performance of “Beetlejuice” had gone viral.
A Republican who has served two terms in the U.S. House representing the western side of the state, Boebert announced on Dec. 27 that she was switching congressional districts this year to run for a seat representing the eastern side of Colorado. The 4th Congressional District seat is open with the retirement of Republican U.S. Rep. Ken Buck.
In her current 3rd District, Boebert probably would have faced a tough Democratic challenge from Adam Frisch, who nearly defeated her in the 2022 general election.
Boebert filed for divorce from her husband in April, and the divorce was finalized in October.
In her relatively short time in Washington, Boebert built a national profile and has aligned with the right wing of the GOP. Her assertive style has grabbed headlines, most famously when she heckled President Biden during his 2022 State of the Union address.