(DCWatchdog.com) – U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO), who recently sparked a public scandal by getting kicked out of a musical in Denver for inappropriate behavior, has unexpectedly seen her estranged husband come to her defense.
On September 13, Boebert and her date, Quinn Gallagher, were escorted out of “Beetlejuice: The Musical” after she vaped, sang loudly, and took pictures while sitting in the audience.
Security footage later showed the couple “groping” one another, with the congresswoman making indecent gestures to the usher who led them out and asking theater workers, “Do you know who I am?”
On Monday, five days after the “Beetlejuice” incident, Boebart’s soon-to-be former husband (they are divorcing), Jayson Boebert, spoke out in her defense on a Facebook post that he addressed to the people of Colorado’s 3rd congressional district and the nation.
He took the blame for their “devastating divorce” and rejected claims that the congresswoman had abandoned him because of her new “fame” or “lifestyle” in Washington, DC.
“I take full responsibility for my actions, and I deeply regret the choices I made that led to the breakdown of our marriage. I was unfaithful to Lauren in so many ways,” wrote Jayson Boebert, who shares four children with the GOP congresswoman.
“I should have always brought my best just as she did. My actions were selfish and thoughtless, and I failed to consider the consequences they would ultimately have on the person I hold dearest to my heart,” he added, as cited by The Daily Caller.
The congresswoman’s estranged husband decried the “hurt” he caused her but insisted she continued “to love people and our country fearlessly with a smile each day.”
“Lauren, if you’re reading this, please know… I stand behind you. You are the hardest working person I know, selfless and overflowing with love. I hate the attacks that are coming your way. In part, this is my fault and you don’t deserve this,” Jayson Boebert declared.
“I am asking you all to show grace and mercy towards Lauren in this troubling season… I have broke (sic) her down in so many ways,” he concluded.
After the “Beetlejuice” incident, Rep. Lauren Boebert said she had “taken responsibility” and left Gallagher because he was a Democrat.