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Lauren Boebert's 'Rude, Disruptive' Behavior Isn't Surprising, Says Local News Anchor

Lauren Boebert's 'Rude, Disruptive' Behavior Isn't Surprising, Says Local News Anchor

Kyle Clark and Lauren Boebert

That behavior was totally in character for the right-wing congresswoman, Denver news anchor Kyle Clark noted.

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A Denver news anchor has called U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert out for her recent disruptive behavior at a local theater and pointed out that it’s nothing new for her.

Boebert and her date, Aspen bar owner Quinn Gallagher, were asked to leave a performance of the musical Beetlejuice September 10 at the Buell Theater. Security video showed Boebert vaping even though a pregnant woman sitting behind her had asked her to stop, taking flash photos, singing and dancing, and her and Gallagher groping each other. As they were being escorted out of the theater, Boebert asked one of the workers, “Do you know who I am?”

In Colorado, where far-right, anti-LGBTQ+ Republican Boebert represents the Third Congressional District, voters know exactly who she is, KUSA anchor Kyle Clark said in an on-air commentary Monday night. The commentary has been viewed nearly 400,000 times on his X (formerly Twitter) feed.

Boebert’s “recent performance of sorts … was a lot of things, but it wasn’t a surprise,” Clark said.

“I haven’t seen a single person say, ‘Why, I am shocked that Lauren Boebert was rude, disruptive, and belligerent.’ This is, after all, the congresswoman who suggested that a Muslim colleague was a suicide bomber,” he said, referring to Boebert’s insult of Democratic U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar, for which she eventually apologized.

“I haven’t seen anyone surprised that Boebert did not tell the truth about what happened — because, I mean, days before we just fact-checked her latest false claim about migrants,” he continued.

She had said the Biden administration was offering free airfare, free health care, and a stipend of $2,200 a month to asylum seekers, which is not true.

“I haven’t seen anyone say that it was out of character for the congresswoman to appear to berate theater staff members who were just trying to do their jobs,” Clark said. “Really, the only surprise in all of this is that Boebert, once she got caught, apologized and said that she didn’t live up to her values. What? I mean, when Boebert didn’t know that the cameras were watching, she was exactly who she is when she does know people are watching. Boebert reportedly asked the theater staff, ‘Don’t you know who I am?’ Yes, we do.”

Boebert has often spread the myth that LGBTQ+ people and drag queens are sexualizing children, and she’s been called out for hypocrisy, given that she and Gallagher were groping each other at a family-friendly show. She hasn’t addressed that, and she has now broken up with Gallagher but said that was unrelated to what happened at the theater. Gallagher’s bar has hosted drag shows and other LGBTQ-related events.

Pictured, from left: Kyle Clark and Lauren Boebert

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Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.
Trudy Ring is The Advocate’s senior politics editor and copy chief. She has been a reporter and editor for daily newspapers and LGBTQ+ weeklies/monthlies, trade magazines, and reference books. She is a political junkie who thinks even the wonkiest details are fascinating, and she always loves to see political candidates who are groundbreaking in some way. She enjoys writing about other topics as well, including religion (she’s interested in what people believe and why), literature, theater, and film. Trudy is a proud “old movie weirdo” and loves the Hollywood films of the 1930s and ’40s above all others. Other interests include classic rock music (Bruce Springsteen rules!) and history. Oh, and she was a Jeopardy! contestant back in 1998 and won two games. Not up there with Amy Schneider, but Trudy still takes pride in this achievement.