Well, well, well, what do we have here? It seems that Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado has found herself in a bit of a sticky situation. After being kicked out of a performance of Beetlejuice: The Musical in Downtown Denver for vaping, she denied the allegations, claiming she was guilty only of “laughing and singing out loud.” But lo and behold, a video has surfaced that seems to show Boebert vaping in her seat during the show.
Now, I don’t know about you, but when confronted with video evidence, most people would admit their mistake and apologize. But not Boebert. Instead, she backtracked and claimed that she “genuinely did not recall vaping that evening.” Ah, the classic “I don’t remember” defense. It’s a bold move, Cotton, let’s see if it pays off for her.
The surveillance video from the theater clearly shows Boebert vaping, among other things. It’s hard to deny the evidence when it’s staring you right in the face. But Boebert, being the politician that she is, couldn’t simply admit her wrongdoing. Oh no, she had to go on and issue a lengthy apology, claiming that she didn’t mean to cause harm and that her actions were those of a “private citizen.” She also mentioned that she’s going through a tough time with a divorce. While that may be true, it doesn’t excuse her behavior.
As someone who holds a position of power and influence, Boebert should know better. It’s not a good look when a member of Congress behaves badly and then tries to deny it. It’s even worse when there’s video evidence proving otherwise. And let’s not forget the pregnant woman sitting behind her who asked her to stop vaping and was allegedly refused. That’s just plain rude.
In her apology, Boebert said that she understands the nature of how this looks and that she will have to work to earn our trust back. Well, I hate to break it to her, but trust isn’t something that can be easily regained. It takes time and consistent actions to rebuild trust once it’s been broken.
So, my dear readers, the moral of the story is this: don’t vape in crowded theaters, especially when you’re a congresswoman. And if you do get caught, own up to it and apologize like a decent human being. We all make mistakes, but it’s how we handle them that defines our character.