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 reports.
“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’s 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 Biden’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 Interior and previously worked for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Boebert has faced intense backlash over her actions that some say contributed to the riot, including tweeting out the location of lawmakers.
The freshman congresswoman was one of President Trump’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 vote.
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