Lauren Boebert’s ex-husband pleas guilty after getting into a physical fight with their son

Mar 20, 2024; Washington, D.C.; Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) looks on during The House Committee on Oversight and Accountability holding a hearing entitled “Influence Peddling: Examining Joe Biden’s Abuse of Public Office.”Mandatory Credit: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY
Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) Photo: Jack Gruber-USA TODAY via IMAGN

The ex-husband of Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO) pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment on Wednesday in connection to two altercations that occurred between him, the congresswoman, and her son earlier this year. Boebert’s ex-husband, Jayson Boebert, will now serve six months of unsupervised probation after taking a plea deal related to incidents that occurred in front of his house and at a restaurant.

While polling shows Boebert winning her upcoming Republican primary election for Colorado’s 4th Congressional District, her history of public altercations and rocky family life may hamper her in the November general election.

The incidents in question occurred in early January. The first occurred after Lauren Boebert reportedly drove to her ex-husband’s house to pick up one of their sons to dine with her at her mother’s house. As she and her son left towards the car, her ex-husband reportedly “tried to move in close to hug her,” her aide told reporters. Lauren Boebert put her hand on her ex-husband’s chest, but, in the process, “put her hand in his face,” the aide added.

Lauren Boebert left, but later on, Jayson Boebert reportedly called her to apologize and asked if they could meet in public. They met at the Miner’s Claim, at which point Jayson Boebert started being a “lewd” “disrespectful” “as***le,” Lauren Boebert’s aide said.

Jayson Boebert allegedly made an “aggressive,” “not romantic” movement towards his ex-wife “to grab her,” the aide added. While her ex claimed that she punched him twice in the nose, Lauren Boebert’s aide said, once more, that she merely put her hand on his face to keep him away.

Her ex called the police, and she reportedly stayed at the restaurant to talk with officers. Both she and her ex returned to their separate homes, and police said that they would conduct an “active investigation” into what occurred. 

“I made a mistake,” Jayson Boebert said in a separate statement at the time. “We both overreacted. I only want what’s best for [the] boys and I still love her very much. We both share some hurt deep down inside… It seems we just keep pushing each other further apart. I want the best for her. It’s probably just best that I remain silent.”

Three days after the incident, Jayson Boebert reportedly got into a physical fight with his son. Altogether, police charged Jayson Boebert with reckless endangerment, disorderly conduct, trespassing, obstruction of a peace officer, prohibited use of a weapon, harassment, and third-degree assault. He pleaded guilty to reckless endangerment and all the other charges were dropped as part of his plea deal.

This isn’t the first time Jayson Boebert has been accused of being physically violent with his children. In 2023, another of the Boeberts’ sons called 911 and said that his father was “throwing” him around the house. Lauren Boebert had her son call 911 again to take back his accusation and then hand over the phone to her.

“Hi, I’m the mom,” she said on the call. “OK. There was an argument over dinner. I understand you guys got to come and talk to them. I’m down at our second location with [our son] getting ready for an event.”

The dispatcher said that an officer would go to their home, and Lauren Boebert responded: “He doesn’t need help. But yeah, they can come here.” 

In May 2023, Lauren Boebert filed for divorce from Jayson Boebert, her husband of 20 years who once exposed himself to two women, one of whom was just 16, in a bowling alley. The couple has four children together, who they allow to play near loaded rifles. The couple also owned a gun-themed restaurant that poisoned 80 people, giving them “abdominal cramping” and “diarrhea.”

In February 2004, a year before they married, Jayson Boebert was booked on a domestic violence charge for allegedly striking, shoving, or kicking Lauren Boebert. In May 2004, Lauren Boebert was charged with third-degree assault, criminal mischief, and underage drinking charges for scratching Jayson Boebert’s face and chest and trashing his residence.

Lauren Boebert is the third most responsible person driving anti-LGBTQ+ hate speech on Twitter. Among her many bigoted statements, she has accused LGBTQ+ people of “spitting in God’s face,” “butchering” children, and “perverting” the nation.

Last November, Lauren Boebert narrowly won re-election in her district by just 547 votes. Afterward, she made headlines by vaping and groping inside a theater near children during a live performance of the musical Beetlejuice. Facing a looming re-election loss, she recently decided to run for re-election in a different district to increase her chances of success.

Current polling shows that Boebert is heavily favored to win her Republican primary election this month. If she wins, she’ll likely be re-elected to Congress, since her congressional district has voted for a Republican House representative in every election since 2010.

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