Lauren Boebert says her frisky Beetlejuice theater guy is NOT getting a second date because he is a DEMOCRAT - after footage of her vaping and groping him before being kicked out left her red-faced
- Lauren Boebert and Quinn Gallagher were at Denver performance of Beetlejuice
- The pair were groping each other in their seats with Boebert vaping in the venue
- Boebert finally apologized, and said she and Gallagher were no longer dating
The Colorado congresswoman and Quinn Gallagher sparked outrage on September 10 after they were caught on camera fondling each other at a Denver performance of Beetlejuice, and were kicked out of the theatre.
On Monday, she told TMZ she would not be going on a second date with him. 'I have learned to check party affiliations before you go on a date,' she said.
She called him a 'wonderful man', but said they would not be going out again together.
'He's a private citizen, and we have peacefully parted at this time,' she said. 'Great man, great friend, and I wish him all the best.'
Lauren Boebert is seen on Monday arriving at a Washington DC airport, and revealing she and Quinn Gallagher have split
Boebert is seen on surveillance camera footage giving ushers the finger on September 10 at a Denver theatre, after she was kicked out
Boebert 's new beau, who was caught on camera fondling her breasts at a Beetlejuice musical, owns a gay-friendly bar that hosts drag shows
DailyMail.com revealed on Wednesday that Boebert, and Gallagher (pictured), a divorced father of a 16-year-old son, have been secretly dating for several months
Boebert, who announced in May she was divorcing her husband of 18 years, was seen taking selfies during the performance, dancing wildly in her seat, and vaping. When a pregnant lady seated behind her asked her to stop, she called her a 'sad and miserable woman'.
Boebert and Gallagher were kicked out of the theatre by ushers - with an embarrassed Gallagher offering to buy the pregnant woman cocktails by way of apology.
Boebert gave the ushers the finger as she left.
It then emerged that Gallagher, identified by DailyMail.com, was a registered Democrat whose bar hosted drag shows - which Boebert has described as immoral.
The 36-year-old grandmother said drag shows offend her Christian beliefs, tweeting: 'Take your children to CHURCH, not drag bars.'
The Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen, co-owned by Gallagher, staged 'a winter Wonderland Burlesque & Drag Show,' according to social media posts.
Aspen Gay Ski Week hosted 'an evening of cocktails, appetizers, and laughs' at Hooch in January 2020 according to a Facebook post.
The Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen, co-owned by Quinn Gallagher, staged 'a winter Wonderland Burlesque & Drag Show'
Performers from Hooch's drag show pose in the gay-friendly bar earlier this year
Boebert has been an outspoken critic of drag, claiming it offends her Christian beliefs and tweeting statements such as: 'Take your children to CHURCH, not drag bars'
Gallagher's bar is a gay-friendly spot in Aspen
Gallagher owns the Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar on the outskirts of Aspen with partner Pat Flannigan
It is not clear when Gallagher and Boebert's relationship became romantic, but the bar owner originally comes from the congresswoman's hometown of Rifle, Colorado, and he still has family there.
It is just a stone's throw from the controversial congresswoman's home in Silt.
Boebert initially denied the claims of vaping, claiming the smoke was actually from a fog machine, and issuing a sarcastic statement playing down the anger.
But she made a startling U-turn on Friday night, blaming her behavior on her 'public and difficult divorce.'
'The past few days have been difficult and humbling, and I'm truly sorry' she wrote in a statement.
'There's no perfect blueprint for going through a public and difficult divorce, which over the past few months has made a challenging personal time for me and my entire family.'
Colorado congresswoman Lauren Boebert can clearly be seen vaping during the performance
Boebert, 36, denied vaping - despite doing so in full public view, and on camera. Her spokesman said there had been 'a misunderstanding from someone sitting near her' who hadn't noticed the 'heavy fog machines and electronic cigarettes used during the play'
She also danced in her seat, to the annoyance of other theatre-goers - including the pregnant woman sitting behind her, who asked her to stop, and was called a 'sad and miserable woman'
Ushers were angered by Boebert taking selfies during the performance
Security personnel are seen speaking to the congresswoman and Gallagher inside the theater before escorting them out
Boebert is seen with Quinn Gallagher being kicked out of a touring performance of the musical 'Beetlejuice' over the weekend in Denver
Defending her actions, Lauren Boebert said: 'I was a little too eccentric. I am very known for having an animated personality. Maybe overly animated personality'
She then told One America News Network her behavior was due to her 'overly animated personality'.
'I was a little too eccentric,' she said.
'I am very known for having an animated personality. Maybe overly animated personality.
'I was laughing, I was singing, having a fantastic time.
'Was told to kind of settle it down a little bit, which I did but then my next slip up was taking a picture.'