(TheProudRepublic.com) – Could this be the end of the drama surrounding U.S. Representative Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.)? A key update regarding her case happened recently.
Boebert has been cleared of domestic violence allegations following a dispute with her husband, Jayson Boebert, at a restaurant in her district.
The incident, which occurred at Miner’s Claim in Silt, Colorado, initially involved Jayson Boebert accusing the congresswoman of punching him in the face. However, the Silt Police Department announced on Wednesday that he has since retracted his claim.
The police department also noted the absence of surveillance footage in the restaurant and the lack of witness testimony supporting the allegations. As a result, they stated, “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.”
The situation escalated when Jayson Boebert was arrested on Tuesday following allegations from his 18-year-old son, Tyler, who claimed his father had pushed him to the ground and threatened to pull out his tooth. Tyler also mentioned his father possessing a rifle. Consequently, Jayson Boebert faces charges for misdemeanor prohibited use of weapons, harassment, and third-degree assault related to this incident with his son.
Additionally, Jayson Boebert is facing misdemeanor charges connected to the initial restaurant altercation, including disorderly conduct, third-degree trespass, and obstruction of a peace officer. He was released on $2,500 bail, with the most severe penalty being for the trespassing charge, which could result in up to ten days in jail, a fine, or both.
Lauren Boebert, in a statement released by her campaign on Sunday, denied the accusations of punching her husband and stated that no arrests were made. She also mentioned considering legal options against the false claims made by Jayson Boebert.
This incident follows a period of personal and professional challenges for Rep. Boebert. She recently announced her plan to switch congressional districts to run for a seat in the eastern part of Colorado, following a narrow victory in the 2022 general election and facing a Democratic challenger who has significantly outraised her.
Additionally, in September, Boebert and a guest were expelled from a “Beetlejuice” musical performance in Denver for causing disturbances, for which she later apologized.