COLORADO, USA — The communication director for U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, the pistol-packing Republican freshman from Rifle, Colorado, quit after less than two weeks on the job, Axios reported Saturday.
Ben Goldey, a seasoned and highly respected communications pro who most recently handled press at the Department of the Interior, said in a statement to Axios that he decided to "part ways with the office" after last week's violent riot at the U.S. Capitol.
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Capitol Hill staffers tell Colorado Politics that Goldey met with Boebert on Thursday morning — after just 10 days on the job — and "hasn't been seen or heard from since."
Colorado Politics, however, was unable to confirm a tip that Goldey had resigned. Boebert's office didn't respond Thursday and Friday to repeated questions about the veteran communications director's status, and efforts to reach Goldey were unsuccessful.
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