Police investigate Lauren Boebert after allegations she punched ex-husband

 January 8, 2024

Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) is once again getting unwanted attention after an altercation at a Colorado restaurant led her ex-husband Jayson to accuse her of punching him in the face

The two were having dinner at Miner's Claim restaurant in Silt, Colorado Saturday night when they began to have an argument that escalated into aggression.

Jayson Boebert says that the argument resulted in Lauren punching him in the face, while Boebert says she put her hand on his nose to stop him from getting aggressive with her.

Silt Police Chief Mike Kite said his department was investigating the incident between the Boeberts but did not provide any more details about what had occurred.

There may be a witness

“We are treating this case no differently than we would anyone else," Kite said, adding that the department would review surveillance footage to determine what had happened.

Anti-Boebert superPAC American Muckrakers tweeted about the incident on X, alleging that Lauren had punched Jayson twice and "continued to beat him up" and that Jayson had a witness.

In response, Boebert said the claim she punched her ex was false and that she might take legal action against him, if warranted.

“I didn’t punch Jayson in the face and no one was arrested," she said. "I will be consulting with my lawyer about the false claims he made against me and evaluate all of my legal options.”

No charges filed

Jayson said he told Silt police he didn't want to file charges against his ex-wife over what happened, and declined to get into further details about the incident.

“I don’t want nothing to happen,” Jayson reportedly said. “Her and I were working through a difficult conversation.”

The two were married for 18 years before divorcing in 2023 due to "irreconcilable differences." They have four children together.

Lauren Boebert suggested in her statement that the difficulties between her and Jayson were part of the reason she was moving from Garfield County to somewhere in the more conservative 4th District of Colorado, where she will run for a seat next year instead of try to be re-elected in the much more divided 3rd District.

If she can't keep her name out of the news for negative incidents like this one, however, it may be difficult to get elected anywhere.

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