Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.) was granted a temporary restraining order against her ex-husband Monday after alleging her former spouse had threatened to harm her and himself.
Jayson Boebert has “made multiple suicidal threats and threats to harm me over the past 14 months,” the congresswoman claimed in a Garfield County court filing Friday, according to the Denver Post.
Additionally, the Centennial State’s Third District representative alleged that her ex notified her via text message that he entered her Stilt, Colo., home Friday morning without permission to remove her personal belongings and destroy them, the outlet reported.
Jayson Boebert told the Associated Press that he went into the home to clean it up in preparation for the arrival of “her Granny.”
The judge’s order could be made permanent at a hearing later this week, and includes protections for the couple’s three minor children.
They also have a fourth adult son together and one grandchild.
Jayson Boebert was arrested earlier this month following a Jan. 6 incident at the Miner’s Claim restaurant in Silt, where he called police on the Republican firebrand, claiming she punched him in the face, and an alleged Jan. 9 fight with the couple’s 18-year-old son, Tyler Boebert.
He was charged with third-degree assault, prohibited use of weapons, obstructing a peace officer, harassment, disorderly conduct and third-degree trespassing.
Lauren Boebert’s restraining order request referenced both incidents.
In the Jan. 9 fight, Jayson Boebert allegedly dug his thumb into the teen’s mouth as if he was “going to pull his tooth out” in a drunken rage before grabbing a rifle, according to a police report.
“I would never harm Lauren I just want to move on and be in peace,” Jayson Boebert told the AP regarding the Jan. 6 incident. He did not comment on the Jan. 9 fight with his son.
He also accused Lauren Boebert of using the restraining order to “justify” her move to a new congressional district.
Last December, the congresswoman announced that she would no longer run for her current congressional seat representing Colorado’s 3rd District and instead run for office in the more Republican-friendly 4th District.
“It’s the right move for me personally, and it’s the right decision for those who support our conservative movement,” Lauren Boebert said at the time.
Her office did not respond to The Post’s request for comment.
If you are struggling with suicidal thoughts or are experiencing a mental health crisis and live in New York City, you can call 1-888-NYC-WELL for free and confidential crisis counseling. If you live outside the five boroughs, you can dial the 24/7 National Suicide Prevention hotline at 988 or go to SuicidePreventionLifeline.org.