What is Going On With Rep. Lauren Boebert?

Let’s address what happened in a Denver theater.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readSep 16, 2023
Lauren Boebert via screenshot

Especially in comparison to some of her Republican counterparts like Mitch McConnell, Marjorie Greene, or Kevin McCarthy, it’s been fairly quiet in regards to the headlines for Colorado congresswoman Lauren Boebert. That is, until recently at least.

Given her history I suppose it really should come as no surprise that Boebert found herself getting kicked out of the theater in Denver this week. But, the story of course gets even more interesting.

John Fritze with USA Today writes:

“Rep. Lauren Boebert, the Colorado Republican who was kicked out of a performance of the musical “Beetlejuice” last weekend for disruptive behavior, apologized for the incident, saying she “fell short of my values.”

The statement followed widely shared surveillance video that appeared to show her vaping inside the Denver theater.

“The past few days have been difficult and humbling, and I’m truly sorry for the unwanted attention my Sunday evening in Denver has brought to the community,” Boebert’s apology read, according to several media outlets. “While none of my actions or words as a private citizen that night were intended to be malicious or meant to cause harm, the reality is they did…



Lauren Elizabeth

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