The Washington Examiner reported that Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert was kicked out of a theater production this weekend.
According to the newspaper, the incident occurred at the Buell Theatre in Denver during a performance of the musical "Beetlejuice."
According to The Denver Post, Boebert and another person who was present for the show were asked to leave after being given a warning at intermission. Their behavior is said to have resulted in three complaints from other patrons.
"They told me they would not leave. I told them that they need to leave the theater and if they do not, they will be trespassing," an usher was quoted as saying.
"The patrons said they would not leave. I told them I would (be) going to get Denver Police. They said go get them," the usher went on to recall.
Drew Sexton serves as Boebert's campaign manager, and he confirmed that the congresswoman did use her cellphone to take photos but denied allegations that she was vaping during the show.
"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 was quoted as saying.
For her part, Boebert made light of the controversy in an emoji-laden tweet that the representative put out on Tuesday.
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! 😅https://t.co/8JHypcCKsP
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) September 12, 2023
"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 wrote.
Boebert narrowly secured reelection to her seat in Colorado's third congressional district last year, with Fox News reporting that she won by just 546 votes.
Our conservative policies will help all Americans to overcome the challenges we face so each of us has the opportunity to live our very best life.
Thank you for entrusting me to help lead the way. I'll be working every day to prove I can get the job done right.
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) December 12, 2022
"Thank you for entrusting me to help lead the way. I'll be working every day to prove I can get the job done right," the congresswoman told supporters in a tweet.