Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado was recently ejected from a performance of “Beetlejuice” at a theater in Denver — allegedly on the basis of her “disruptive behavior.”
The Denver Post first reported an incident in which Boebert and a male companion were asked to leave the performance. The reason given was that they were “causing a disturbance.”
“It’s true, I did thoroughly enjoy the AMAZING Beetlejuice at the Buell Theatre and I plead guilty to laughing and singing too loud! Everyone should go see it if you get the chance this week and please let me know how it ends!” Boebert X’d, responding to the report.
Denver Arts & Venues released a security video compilation. This footage depicted Boebert interacting with theater staff and eventually leaving the venue. Notably, as she exited, she was seen pointing at the staff escorting her. Subsequent footage showed Boebert and her companion holding hands, with occasional playful twirls from Boebert. The 36-year-old representative has recently filed for divorce from her husband of 16 years.
Drew Sexton, Boebert’s campaign manager, also responded to the incident.
“I can confirm the stunning and salacious rumors: in her personal time, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is indeed a supporter of the performing arts (gasp!) and, to the dismay of a select few, enthusiastically enjoyed a weekend performance of ‘Beetlejuice,’” Sexton said. He further mentioned Boebert’s appreciation for the “fantastic cast, tremendous visuals and plenty of loud laughs” and reminded theatergoers to leave their phones outside.
A theater incident report, shared by the Colorado Sun, detailed the complaints against Boebert and her companion. The report cited three complaints about the duo for “vaping, singing, causing a disturbance.” The theater staff approached the pair, informing them of the complaints and warning them of potential ejection if the disturbances continued. The report further detailed that Boebert and her companion were confrontational, even suggesting they were in sync with the surrounding audience. The situation escalated, leading to the staff threatening to involve the Denver Police. The couple eventually left on their own accord, but not without further confrontations in the vestibule where Boebert allegedly made statements like “do you know who I am?” and “I will be contacting the mayor.”
Sexton refuted the vaping allegations against Boebert but did confirm she took a photograph, unaware of the theater’s photography restrictions.
Boebert, a conservative firebrand and Second Amendment advocate, secured her seat in the 2022 midterms. She will be up for reelection in 2024.
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