Communications director for Rep. Lauren Boebert resigns following Capitol siege
The spokesman for U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert has resigned less than two weeks after the Republican congresswoman from Colorado was sworn into office.
Ben Goldey confirmed his departure to The Colorado Sun after it was first reported on Saturday by Axios. Goldey did not respond to additional questions from The Sun, but he told Axios that he was leaving in the wake of a deadly Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol.
“Following the events of January 6th, I’ve decided to part ways with the office,” Goldey told Axios. “I wish her and the people of Colorado’s Third District the best.”
Boebert’s chief of staff, Jeff Small, told The Sun in a statement on Saturday: “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.