U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert was escorted from a performance of the musical “Beetlejuice” at the Buell Theater in Denver on Sunday, according to theater officials and confirmed by her reelection campaign.
Theater officials said that two patrons were “escorted from the theater” Sunday, but declined to say who they were, citing privacy concerns.
A Denver Arts and Venues spokesperson said the patrons were talking loudly, vaping and using cameras. They were warned during an intermission, but the behavior continued into the second act, at which point the two were asked to leave. The incident report said there were “multiple complaints” about the two people during the performance.
As they were being escorted from the property, the two people said “stuff like ‘do you know who I am,’ ‘I am on the board,’ (and) ‘I will be contacting the mayor,’” according to a security incident report.
Drew Sexton, Boebert’s campaign manager, offered a statement saying she was asked to leave for taking photographs.
“I can confirm the stunning and salacious rumors: in her personal time, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is indeed a supporter of the performing arts (gasp!),” he wrote. “She appreciates the Buell Theatre’s strict enforcement of their no photos policy and only wishes the Biden Administration could uphold our border laws as thoroughly and vigorously.” Sexton denied that Boebert was vaping.