Lauren Boebert has denied a claim that her husband flew into a rage and set his dogs on a man after he was served with divorce papers.
The Republican from Colorado called the claim by a process server in the state who handed the divorce papers to Jayson Boebert a “complete lie.”
The allegations were made in an affidavit, which stated that Mr Boebert was drinking a beer “out of a glass” and was cleaning a gun when he was served at his home in Silt, Colorado, last month, reported The Daily Beast.
Now Boebert has bashed the claims in a text message to the outlet.
“Jayson doesn’t sit around cleaning guns and he certainly doesn’t drink beer out of a glass, just as much as he doesn’t drink Bud Light,” she said, referencing the recent right-wing controversy.
She added that the dogs were already out in the yard when the papers were served.
“Our divorce is a private matter, but the misrepresentations must be addressed,” Ms Boebert added. “Jayson deserves his privacy, not slanderous stories.”
Ms Boebert announced on Tuesday that she was ending her marriage.
“It is with a heavy weight on my heart that I have filed for divorce from my husband,” the Colorado congresswoman said in a statement.
“I am grateful for our years of marriage together and for our beautiful children, all of whom deserve privacy and love as we work through this process. I’ve always been faithful in my marriage, and I believe strongly in marriage, which makes this announcement that much more difficult.
“This is truly about irreconcilable differences. I do not intend to discuss this matter any further in public out of respect for our children and will continue to work hard to represent the people of Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District.”
Ms Boebert and her husband, Jayson, have been married for more than a decade and a half. They live in Silt, Colorado with their four sons and operated a restaurant in nearby Rifle until last summer, when the business’s lease was not renewed.
A staunch conservative and outspoken Christian, Ms Boebert announced in March that her 17-year-old son and his girlfriend were expecting a baby, making her a grandmother at 36.
The MAGA supporter re-won her seat in November after the race between the mother-of-four and Aspen Democrat Adam Frisch became so close that it forced a recount. Mr Frisch has launched a second campaign to unseat her.
Ms Boebert, along with Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor-Greene, is one of the most caustic and controversial stars of the GOP, following along the vein of the 45th president’s brand of politics. Mr Frisch targeted her national presence, arguing that she seemed far less concerned about matters within her district.
He ran on a moderate platform; in the end, the congresswoman kept her seat by just 546 votes.
Mr Frisch continued: ”Ranchers and farmers in western and southern Colorado are pragmatic, and they don’t see a representative that’s doing the job that they want to see happen,” Mr Frisch told The Independent one day after announcing his new campaign earlier this year.
He said the campaign chose to announce early on 14 February because “the momentum that we had from the last campaign was still there” and because he believes any possible Boebert “course correction ... it’s pretty solidified that it’s not happening.”
He outlined “three hurdles that we had last time: We had a short period of time, we had very low name recognition, and even though we raised more money than she did — during July through the end of the campaign — she had more money saved up than we did.
“And and I think if we had another quarter million dollars or another two weeks of the race, we probably would have won,” Mr Frisch told The Independent. “And I think if the race would have been run a week later, we would have won.”