Boebert communications director resigns amid Capitol riot: report

Rep. Lauren Boebert’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 BidenTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot FireEye finds evidence Chinese hackers exploited Microsoft email app flaw since January Biden officials to travel to border amid influx of young migrants 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 McConnellRon Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many Klain on Harris breaking tie: 'Every time she votes, we win' How to pass legislation in the Senate without eliminating the filibuster 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 PelosiOvernight Defense: Capitol Police may ask National Guard to stay | Biden's Pentagon policy nominee faces criticism | Naval Academy midshipmen moved to hotels Top Republican: 'Outrageous' to extend National Guard deployment at Capitol Progressives won't oppose bill over limits on stimulus checks MORE (D-Calif.), House Majority Leader Steny HoyerSteny Hamilton HoyerHouse Democrats introduce bill providing citizenship to Dreamers On The Money: Democrats deals to bolster support for relief bill | Biden tries to keep Democrats together | Retailers fear a return of the mask wars Here's who Biden is now considering for budget chief MORE (D-Md.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthyKevin McCarthyWatch live: McCarthy holds press briefing Biden vows to work with Congress to 'refine' voting rights bill House passes voting rights and elections reform bill 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 TrumpTrump State Department appointee arrested in connection with Capitol riot Intelligence community investigating links between lawmakers, Capitol rioters Michelle Obama slams 'partisan actions' to 'curtail access to ballot box' 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 CruzCrenshaw pours cold water on 2024 White House bid: 'Something will emerge' Garland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks The Hill's 12:30 Report: Washington on high alert as QAnon theory marks March 4 MORE (R-Texas), resigned from her role amid the riot.