Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) has been cleared of domestic battery allegations stemming from a run-in with her ex-husband at a Colorado restaurant.
Lauren Boebert Cleared Of Domestic Violence Allegations — Police Find She Did Not Punch Her Ex-Husband https://t.co/MLPjlTxe37
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“Due to a lack of any evidence, the allegations of domestic violence against Rep. Lauren Boebert are unfounded and the investigation into Rep. Lauren Boebert is closed,” police said.
The congresswoman’s ex-husband, Jayson Boebert, initially told investigators that his ex-wife punched him in the face during the altercation but later recanted the claim.
Lauren Boebert reportedly told an officer at the scene that she and Jayson Boebert had argued at the restaurant and she even admitted to placing her finger on Jayson’s nose at the end of the conversation, but she contends that she did not punch him.
“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.
On December 27 Boebert announced her intention to switch congressional districts. She served two terms representing the western side of the state and will now run for the vacated 4th Congressional District seat on the eastern side of Colorado.
According to One America News, the restaurant where the incident took place does not have surveillance cameras and no witnesses came forward. It was Jayson Boebert who ended up in police custody after the incident for third-degree criminal trespass, disorderly conduct and obstruction. He was released the same day.
Lauren Boebert’s campaign released a statement that said in part, “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.”
Jayson Boebert has stated that he will not pursue charges against his ex-wife.
Lauren Boebert filed for divorce from her husband in April 2022 and the divorce was finalized in October.
Rep. Boebert, according to Fox, has aligned herself with the “right wing of the GOP” and has built a national profile based on her conservative beliefs. Her move to the 4th Congressional District of Colorado could make it easier for her to be re-elected in 2024.