Just when you thought there was nothing left to get out of Lauren Boebert groping scandalher ex-husband Jayson Boebert presented a surprising defense of the embattled congresswoman.

In an open letter posted on his Facebook page, Boebert’s ex-husband blamed himself for the theater scandal, even though he was not among those groped during the Beetle juice production. In fact, he wasn’t even there. However, Jayson felt that the time had come to admit that he had fooled Boebert “in so many ways” and that everyone should stop making fun of his practical adventure, because it was all his fault for being a bad husband.

Via Facebook:

Lauren, if you are reading this, please know that I am committed to doing everything in my power to rebuild the trust that was broken. I’m standing behind you. You are the hardest worker I know, selfless and overflowing with love. I hate the attacks that await you. It’s partly my fault and you don’t deserve this.

I ask that you all show grace and mercy to Lauren during this troubling season. She deserves a chance to earn your forgiveness and regain your trust. I broke her in so many ways, but she will come out stronger like she always does, and so will I.

According to The daily beastBoebert saw her ex-husband’s post and seemed emotional.

“I am grateful to hear Jayson’s heartfelt comments,” Boebert said in a statement. “This is a new season for us, grace and prayers for our family are welcome from all.”

(Via The daily beast)