Lauren Boebert Posts Video of Herself Getting Heckled Outside Trump Trial

Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert of Colorado has shared to social media a video of herself being heckled by a protester shouting “Beetlejuice” as she denounced former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial.

Boebert appeared at Trump’s trial in New York City on Thursday alongside at least eight other GOP House members, including fellow MAGA favorites Matt Gaetz and Andy Biggs. Trump has pleaded not guilty to 34 felony counts of falsifying business records to conceal hush money paid to porn star Stormy Daniels in 2016.

Republicans have been traveling to Manhattan this week to lend their support to the ex-president. Several lawmakers have taken the opportunity to speak on topics that Trump is forbidden from discussing under a gag order, with GOP Senator Tommy Tuberville saying on Tuesday that the goal was to help Trump “overcome” the order.

Boebert on Thursday shared to X, formerly Twitter, a 15-second video clip of herself speaking at a Republican press conference outside the courthouse. The congresswoman included the comment, “I’ll never stop standing up for President Trump, even if I’m the last one standing,” while sharing the video.

Republican Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is pictured outside former President Donald Trump’s criminal trial in New York City on Thursday. A heckler shouted “Beetlejuice” at Boebert and her GOP colleagues walked away while she spoke to…

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In the video, Boebert’s Republican colleagues are seen walking away from the podium as she continues to speak. At the same time, a protester is heard shouting “Beetlejuice”—a reference to Boebert getting ejected from a theater last year after engaging in lewd behavior during a staging of Beetlejuice: The Musical.

“I want everyone in this court to start asking the question, ‘What is the crime?’ Because everyone in this court has not been informed what the crime is,” Boebert says in the video while her colleagues walk away and the heckler shouts “Beetlejuice.”

“The defendant does not know the crime that was committed,” she adds, before walking away herself as the heckler continues.

Replies to Boebert’s X post were littered with comments mocking the congresswoman over the heckles and her colleagues seemingly abandoning her as she spoke.

“Love when Boebert spoke the crowd was chanting ‘Beetlejuice’ and Not even her ‘people’ supported her when she was speaking [face with tears of joy emojis],” wrote @MailePRMedia. “They turned their back and walked away.”

“You don’t have the capacity for shame or embarrassment,” @ChidiNwatu wrote. “Even your colleagues were embarrassed on your behalf.”

“I’ll never stop trying to take you out to a Beetlejuice musical,” wrote @JohnnyLoveless.

Newsweek reached out for comment to Boebert’s office via email on Thursday.

Despite Boebert’s courthouse remarks, the crime of which Trump is accused is not a mystery. While it was not illegal to pay Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal to keep quiet about alleged affairs, Trump is specifically accused of illegally altering business records to hide payments to Daniels amid his 2016 presidential campaign.

Trump denies that he committed any crime and that he had affairs with Daniels and McDougal, which allegedly took place while Melania Trump was pregnant with the couple’s son Barron. The former president also claims that the criminal trial—one of his four felony cases—amounts to “election interference” as he seeks to win back the presidency in November.