But when the story and footage went viral, she backtracked.
“There’s no perfect blueprint for going through a public and difficult divorce … I’ve tried to handle it with strength and grace as best I can, but I simply fell short of my values on Sunday. That’s unacceptable and I’m sorry,” she wrote in a social media post on Friday.
Video footage showed Boebert vaping — an accusation a campaign spokesperson had previously denied — dancing in her seat, taking photos of the performance and giving ushers the middle finger while being escorted out of the theater. Boebert made statements like, “Do you know who I am?” and “I will be contacting the mayor,” according to an incident report.
Another video appears to show Boebert and her male companion fondling each other sexually during the show. She didn’t directly address the second video in the apology.
Fetterman was responding to a Fox News post about lawmakers blaming him for the Senate changing its dress code to allow more casual outfits, which he has become well-known for wearing during his tenure as Pennsylvania’s lieutenant governor and his Senate campaign.
“The Senate no longer enforcing a dress code for Senators to appease Fetterman is disgraceful,” Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.) tweeted on Sunday. “Dress code is one of society’s standards that set etiquette and respect for our institutions. Stop lowering the bar!”