Colorado Republican Rep. Lauren Boebert recently issued an apology after she was tossed from a theater for vaping and being generally rude during a performance of “Beetlejuice.”
But Boebert may be in bigger trouble with the voters and conservatives generally after her date’s background became known.
The spunky second-term lawmaker, who rose to prominence among conservatives for her outspoken support of the Second Amendment, was kicked out of “Beetlejuice” after audience complaints that she was “causing a disturbance.” The Blaze reported on Saturday.
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Boebert confirmed rumors that she and her date got the toss after her campaign manager initially denied she was the one seen on video vaping in her seat and generally causing a ruckus.
According to The Blaze, Boebert was “vaping, blowing clouds of vapor, and using her cell phone during the performance. Boebert’s date appears to aggressively fondle her breasts during the show.” More video showed Boebert “gyrating and dancing in her seat.”
The congresswoman also was “taking photos with her cell phone and using the flash on the camera.”
Boebert issued a lengthy apology, including admitting that news reports of her behavior were “not inaccurate” and that she “fell short” of her values. She also said in part:
“It’s true, I did thoroughly enjoy the AMAZING Beetlejuice at the Buell Theatre and I plead guilty to laughing and singing too loud! Everyone should go see it if you get the chance this week and please let me know how it ends!”
“We know we will have to work to earn your trust back and it may not happen overnight, but we will do it,” Boebert added.
“The past few days have been difficult and humbling, and I’m truly sorry for the unwanted attention my Sunday evening in Denver has brought to the community,” Boebert said in a statement. “While none of my actions or words as a private citizen that night were intended to be malicious or meant to cause harm, the reality is they did and I regret that.”
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But on Saturday, the New York Post added more unflattering details.
It turns out that the man with Boebert, who earlier this year filed for divorce from her husband of 18 years, owns a nightclub in Aspen that featured LGBTQ events.
Boebert’s boyfriend, Quinn Gallagher, is also a Democrat.
The Post noted that Gallagher’s bar, the Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar, earlier this year held “a winter Wonderland Burlesque & Drag Show.” In 2020, the bar invited guests to “an evening of cocktails, appetizers, and laughs” during Aspen Gay Ski Week.
The Post also reported that Boebert has been critical of the LGBTQ agenda. IN June 2022, for example, she said on social media “Take your children to CHURCH, not drag bars.”
She also has denounced the Pentagon for using drag queens for military recruiting.
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