Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is reportedly under “active investigation” over an alleged physical incident with her ex-husband over the weekend.
The Daily Beast reported that the “alleged physical altercation” occurred at Miner’s Claim restaurant in Boebert’s district on Saturday. Silt Police Chief Mike Kite confirmed to CBS News that an “active investigation” was already underway.
Boebert’s ex-husband, Jayson Boebert, called police and claimed he was a “victim of domestic violence” and said that the congresswoman had “punched” him in the face several times, according to The Washington Post.
Jayson Boebert told The Denver Post that he did not want his wife to be charged despite being the one to call the police.
“I don’t want nothing to happen,” he said. “Her and I were working through a difficult conversation.”
Boevert has denied allegations she unshed her ex-husband and has threatened legal action.
“This is a sad situation for all that keeps escalating and another reason I’m moving,” Boebert said in a statement. “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.”
Last year, Boebert came under fire after she was thrown out of a “Beetlejuice” musical at the Buell Theater in Denver.
Denver Arts & Venues said in a statement that they received three different complaints that Boebert and her date were “vaping, singing, causing a disturbance.”