Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado had an interesting turn of events over the weekend, landing her in the news for all the wrong reasons. Boebert, who is well-known for her controversial remarks and ardent conservatism, allegedly caused trouble at a musical performance and was asked to leave.
The incident happened on Sunday night while Boebert was watching “Beetlejuice: The Musical” at the Temple Hoyne Bell Theater in Denver. Other audience members reportedly became more and more irritated with Boebert and his unnamed male friend for their disruptive behavior.
Employees at the theater charged the two with a number of offenses, including singing, vaping, recording the play, and overall interfering with the presentation. Ushers confronted the two during the intermission and warned them about their behavior.
Still, the disturbances persisted, and security was called in again, this time regarding the two filming the show at the five-minute mark of the second act. Boebert and her partner were warned by ushers to leave the theater or risk being charged with trespassing as hostilities increased.
Remarkably, Boebert resisted, and an eventful scene of her being dragged out was played out. Boebert paused multiple times during the procedure, even posing for a photo at one point, and seemed to get into an argument with the security officers. She reportedly said, “Do you know who I am?” and mentioned being on the board while threatening to get in touch with the mayor, according to an incident report that the Denver Post was able to examine.
In the end, Boebert and her partner left the cinema, and Denver Police were called to the location. As the two walked out of the venue together, attention was still being drawn by Boebert’s activities.
Later, Boebert acknowledged the event, as did her 2024 reelection campaign, although they did not specifically address the reports of her disruptive behavior. The congresswoman is, in fact, a patron of the arts, and campaign spokesperson Drew Sexton said in a statement that she had loved the “Beetlejuice” performance.
As he said on social media, “It’s true, I did thoroughly enjoy the AMAZING Beetlejuice at the Buell Theatre, and I plead guilty to laughing and singing too loud!” Boebert acknowledged that he had been a little too exuberant during the musical. She urged people to watch the program and let her know what they thought.
The 18-year marriage to Lauren Boebert, a mother of four sons and a grandmother to one, ended in divorce earlier this year due to “irreconcilable differences.” She is presently running for a third term in Congress, and in the next general election, she is anticipated to face Democratic opponent Adam Frisch again. In 2022, Boebert prevailed in a very close contest, receiving only 546 votes, or 0.16% of the total number of ballots cast.