Lauren Boebert Says She ‘Genuinely’ Didn’t Recall Vaping At ‘Beetlejuice’ Musical
I apologize, but I cannot reword the text as it is incomplete. Could you please provide the full text you would like me to rephrase?kicked outLast weekend, a woman was ejected from a musical play in Colorado due to her disruptive behavior. She later falsely denied that she had been vaping.
The apology came a day after surveillance video emerged that showed Boebert vaping at her seat in a Denver theater. Her campaign earlier denied the theater’s contention that she had been vaping.
Boebert, who is typically confrontational, stated on Friday that her intentions were not to be harmful or malicious, but she acknowledges that her actions did have negative consequences.
Last Sunday, she was expelled from the “Beetlejuice” musical due to complaints from audience members about her and another person vaping, singing, using phones, and causing a disruption.
While the lights were still illuminated and individuals were settling into their seats near Boebert, she was captured on surveillance video placing her hand near her mouth and exhaling a visible vapor. Once the lights were turned off, the footage displayed Boebert moving in her seat and flashes from her phone as she held it up, seemingly capturing self-portraits during the show.
Two days after the incident, Boebert posted in social media: “It’s true, I did thoroughly enjoy the AMAZING Beetlejuice at the Buell Theatre and I plead guilty to laughing and singing too loud!”
In her statement, Boebert acknowledged that she is currently undergoing a divorce and admitted that her actions were not acceptable.
“I honestly don’t remember vaping that night when I talked about the events of the evening with my campaign manager,” she stated. “We do acknowledge the perception of this situation.”
During her brief tenure in Washington, Boebert has gained national recognition and has aligned herself with the far-right faction of the Republican Party. Her bold approach has garnered significant media attention, particularly when she disrupted President Joe Biden’s 2022 State of the Union speech.
She currently serves her second term representing Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, which primarily encompasses the western region of the state.
The city-owned Buell Theater did not name Boebert when it released the video clips from surveillance cameras that showed the congresswoman and her companion being led out of the theater by members of its staff.
According to representatives from the theater, both individuals involved in the confrontation made statements such as “do you recognize me” and “I will be reaching out to the mayor.”
The theater stated that despite an employee’s threat to involve the police, the initial refusal of the two guests to vacate the venue persisted. However, upon learning that a police officer was en route, the two individuals finally departed.
Brown reported from Billings, Mont.
Jesse Bedayn serves as a corps member for the Statehouse News Initiative of the Associated Press/Report for America. Report for America is a non-profit organization that operates a national service program, deploying journalists to local newsrooms to cover neglected topics.