Rep. Lauren Boebert's son called 911 in December to report that his father, Jayson Boebert, had gotten physical with him and was "throwing" him around the house and that he didn't know why.
Minutes after the call ended — while Garfield County Sheriff's Office deputies were on their way to their home — the teen called again to take the accusations back, with Lauren Boebert jumping on the phone to say her son "doesn't need help."
Jayson Boebert denied to the deputies — and to Insider — that he had gotten physical with the teen.
"The safety and well-being of my family are the most important things in the world to me," Lauren Boebert told Insider on Thursday. "We've had some tough times and heartache. I've taken action to ensure there are better days ahead for all of us."
Last month, Boebert, a two-term Colorado Republican who has garnered a national reputation as a far-right representative, filed for divorce. She cited "irreconcilable differences."
An affidavit says when Jayson Boebert was served with the petition, he became "extremely angry."
"He started yelling and using profanities," the server wrote of what transpired.
Lauren Boebert denied that her husband reacted this way, calling it a "complete lie."
Still, the congresswoman is suing for parental-decision-making power and child support for their four sons. In a statement on the divorce, Boebert said she would not "discuss this matter any further in public" in deference to their kids.
In the December 11 emergency call, which came about four months before the divorce filing, Boebert's son told the dispatcher his mother had been living in a farmhouse at an attached property because the family was having "problems."
In the 6:46 p.m. call, obtained by Insider, the teen was sobbing, gasping for air, and had trouble speaking while saying his dad was "throwing me around."
The dispatcher asked the teen whether Jayson Boebert was physical with him.
"Yes, he was throwing me across," he said, breathing heavily.
"He called me a psycho, when he's the — " he added, trailing off.
The dispatcher told the teen she was going to have an officer come help and he didn't have to worry. She also asked whether there were weapons in the house.
"I mean, there are weapons in the house, yeah, but I don't think he'd use them on me," the son responded, still crying. "He just does this to me so much."
He added: "I'm in the driveway, but my mom's staying down at the farmhouse because there's problems with them. I'm going down there where he can't get to me."
Less than five minutes after the call ended, the teen called police again.
In the background, a woman can be heard yelling.
"All I wanted to say was is me and my dad were starting to yell. He didn't really get physical with me," the teen started to tell the same dispatcher before Lauren Boebert took the phone, cutting him off.
"Hi, I'm the mom," she said.
"OK. There was an argument over dinner. I understand you guys got to come and talk to them," she said, adding that she was "down at our second location with" her son preparing for an event.
"Just to let you know, I have him," she told the dispatcher. "His dad's at the house."
The dispatcher said she was sending officers to talk to the teen and his dad to see whether he needed help.
"He doesn't need help," she said. "But yeah, they can come here."
In a police log from the incident, an officer said Jayson Boebert said he got into a verbal argument with his son and told him to go to the farmhouse to be with his mother.
According to the log, he said he didn't hurt him but "maybe the door touched his butt on the way out."
The officer wrote that the boy said "he started yelling at his dad first and his dad wasn't physical."
The teen "said he wasn't sure why he said that his dad hurt him, but he was upset," the log said.
The officer said there were no physical marks on the teen, he and Boebert were cooperative, and no crime was committed.