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June 03, 2024 02:18 PM UTC

Boebert's Latest "Beetlejuice" Excuse Is A Major Disaster

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  • by: Colorado Pols

 

Boebert and companion at the Buell Theater on September 10th, 2023.

Last Thursday night, 9NEWS hosted a debate of the candidates vying to succeed retired Rep. Ken Buck in the June 25th GOP primary election, including carpetbagging Rep. Lauren Boebert–who as the nominal frontrunner in a race she seeks to win by a plurality instead of a majority was the principal target of attacks from the other candidates. When the conversation inevitably turned to the incident that catalyzed Boebert’s flight to the CO-04 race, Boebert’s conduct at a September performance of the Beetlejuice musical in Denver, moderator Kyle Clark gave Boebert her opportunity to respond.

But after Rep. Boebert reiterated the canned and vague apology she’s led speeches with since last September, as the UK Independent’s Kelly Rissman reports, things got prickly in short order:

The moderator, 9News Denver anchor Kyle Clark, then suggested that her apology wasn’t enough.

“Did you apologize for your behavior that went on with you and your date…or did you apologize to lying to voters and for the disrespect you showed to service workers that night?” he asked

Becoming visibly irked, Boebert shot back: “I don’t believe there was disrespect. There were things that were taken out of context. It’s been reported that I flipped someone off and I did not. So I think it’s been mischaracterized.”

The Colorado Republican then accused Clark of releasing the footage and showing the public a very “private moment.”

Full stop. Let’s make sure we’ve got the wording of Boebert’s response right:

BOEBERT: I’m apologizing for you, Kyle Clark, um, getting footage and releasing that, um, and people seeing this in a very private moment. [Pols emphasis]

Instead of taking unequivocal accountability for her behavior that night, Boebert tried to pin the blame on the local TV news station who obtained the publicly-available footage from the Denver Center for the Performing Arts’ security camera that showed Boebert repeatedly hitting a vape pen and exhaling in the face of other attendees, followed by the infamous round of “groping” her companion just before DCPA security returned to toss Boebert and her date out of the performance. For Boebert to attempt nine months later to blame the media for “releasing” the publicly available footage of Boebert’s very public misconduct proves she’s not actually sorry about what she did–only getting caught.

If you’re a CO-04 primary voter holding your nose to support Boebert because you think she’s “lived Beetlebert down,” we’ve got bad news for you.

In any other race, in any other year, this would be the ballgame.

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7 thoughts on “Boebert’s Latest “Beetlejuice” Excuse Is A Major Disaster

  1. Daily Kos article on Clark's questions to Boebert includes this

    Boebert: “It has been reported that I flipped someone off. But I did not. So, I mean I, I think it has been very mischaracterized.”

    Followed by a pretty clear still from the video.

    Boebert waving at theater personnel

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