Boebert communications director resigns amid Capitol riot: report

Rep. Lauren BoebertLauren BoebertWhite House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine House fails to pass bill to promote credit fairness for LGTBQ-owned businesses 21 Republicans vote against awarding medals to police who defended Capitol MORE’s (R-Colo.) communications director has resigned in the wake of last week's deadly attack on the U.S. Capitol, Axios reported.

"Following the events of January 6th, I’ve decided to part ways with the office," Ben Goldey told Axios in a statement. "I wish her and the people of Colorado’s Third District the best."

Goldey went on to cite the riot last week that resulted in five deaths, according to the news outlet. The riot came as Congress was certifying President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenMilitary must better understand sexual assaults to combat them The Hill's Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Tasmanian devil wipes out penguin population On The Money: Democrats make full-court press on expanded child tax credit | White House confident Congress will raise debt ceiling MORE’s Electoral College victory.


Goldey had reportedly been on the job for less than two weeks at his time of resignation, per Axios. Prior to working for Boebert, he was the press secretary for the Department of the Interior and previously worked for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellDemocrats go down to the wire with Manchin Schumer unloads on GOP over elections bill: 'How despicable of a man is Donald Trump?' This week: Senate set for voting rights fight MORE (R-Ky.).

In a statement to The Hill, Boebert's chief of staff Jeff Small said, "The office does not comment on internal personnel matters with individual employees. Rep. Boebert has hired a powerhouse team, filled all staff positions in her office and hit the ground running." 

"Rep. Boebert looks forwarding to focusing on and serving the interests of the people of the Third Congressional District," the statement continued.

Boebert has faced intense backlash over her actions that some say contributed to the riot, including tweeting out the location of lawmakers.

Officials across Boebert's district sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats make full-court press on expanded child tax credit Maria Bartiromo defends reporting: 'Keep trashing me, I'll keep telling the truth' Democratic clamor grows for select committee on Jan. 6 attack MORE (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerBiden signs Juneteenth bill: 'Great nations don't ignore their most painful moments' House passes political spending, climate change corporate disclosures bill House to vote Wednesday on making Juneteenth a federal holiday MORE (D-Md.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyHillicon Valley: Cyber agency says SolarWinds hack could have been deterred | Civil rights groups urge lawmakers to crack down on Amazon's 'dangerous' worker surveillance | Manchin-led committee puts forth sprawling energy infrastructure proposal Chuck Todd reluctant to 'ban' election deniers from 'Meet the Press' GOP divided over bills targeting tech giants MORE (R-Calif.) asking them to investigate her actions and statements leading up to and on the day of the riot.

The first-year congresswoman was one of President TrumpDonald TrumpWhat blue wave? A close look at Texas today tells of a different story Democrats go down to the wire with Manchin Trump's former bodyguard investigated in NY prosectors' probe: report MORE’s most ardent defenders and often repeated his disputed claims that the election was stolen from him due to widespread voter fraud. After the riot, she voted to uphold objections to both Arizona and Pennsylvania’s Electoral College votes.

Goldey’s resignation comes after Lauren Blair Bianchi, a top aide to Sen. Ted CruzRafael (Ted) Edward CruzSenate Republicans: Newly proposed ATF rules could pave way for national gun registry DeSantis tops Trump in 2024 presidential straw poll White House denies pausing military aid package to Ukraine MORE (R-Texas), resigned from her role amid the riot.