(The Hill) – Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) pushed back against media accounts that she was kicked out of a Denver theater production of “Beetlejuice” last week for bad behavior, saying some accounts were exaggerated and false.
“I was a little too eccentric. I’m very well known for having an animated personality, maybe an overtly animated personality. I was laughing, I was singing, I was having a fantastic time,” Boebert said in a OAN interview on Sunday. “I was told to calm things down a bit, which I did, but then my next surprise was to take a photo.”
Video from the evening shows Boebert causing a disturbance during the performance, including vaping and taking flash photos. As she is escorted out of the theater, video appears to show her giving security guards the finger.
The controversial MP has attracted widespread criticism for her behavior, mainly online.
His office previously denied the vaping allegations, but Boebert walked back the story and apologized Friday.
“These past few days have been difficult and humbling, and I am truly sorry for the unwanted attention my Sunday evening in Denver brought to the community,” Boebert said in a Facebook post. “While none of my actions or words as a private citizen that night were intended to be malicious or cause harm, the reality is that they did and I regret that.”
The Associated Press reported that Boebert and her date argued with theater security as they left, with the congresswoman saying at one point, “I’m going to contact the mayor.”
Boebert vehemently denied these claims.
“There are reports that I was arguing, threatening to call the mayor of Denver. I don’t know why I would call the mayor of Denver, I think he would have tried to lock me up,” he said. -she declared on Sunday.
In her apology Friday, she attributed some of her behavior to a recent divorce and other personal challenges.
“I tried to handle it with strength and grace as best I could, but I just didn’t hit my mark on Sunday. This is unacceptable and I am sorry,” she said.
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