Lauren Boebert has revealed her romance with an Aspen bar owner was over after revealed he was a Democrat who hosted drag shows.
Colorado congresswoman and Quinn Gallagher sparked outrage on September 10 after they were caught on camera fondling each other at a performance of “Beetlejuice” in Denver and were thrown out of the theater.
On Monday, she told TMZ that she wouldn’t be going on a second date with him. “I learned to check party affiliation before going on a date,” she said.
She called him a “wonderful man” but said they wouldn’t date again.
“He is a private citizen and we have since separated peacefully,” she said. “Great man, great friend, and I wish him all the best.”
Boebert is seen on surveillance camera footage giving the finger to ushers after being kicked out at a Denver theater on Sept. 10
Boebert’s new boyfriend, who was caught on camera fondling her breasts in a Beetlejuice musical, owns a gay-friendly bar that hosts drag shows
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 that she was divorcing her husband of 18 years, was seen taking selfies, dancing wildly in her seat and smoking vape during the performance. When a pregnant woman sitting behind her asked her to stop, she called her a “sad and miserable woman.”
Boebert and Gallagher were thrown out of the theater by ushers – with an awkward offer from Gallagher to buy the pregnant woman cocktails as an apology.
Boebert gave the ushers the finger as she left.
It then emerged that Gallagher, identified by , was a registered Democrat whose bar hosted drag shows – which Boebert called immoral.
The 36-year-old grandmother said drag shows go against her Christian faith, tweeting: “Take your kids to CHURCH, not drag bars.”
Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen, co-owned by Gallagher, hosted “a winter Wonderland Burlesque & Drag Show,” according to social media posts.
According to a Facebook post, Aspen Gay Ski Week hosted “an evening of cocktails, appetizers and laughs” in Hooch in January 2020.
Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen, co-owned by Quinn Gallagher, hosted a “Winter Wonderland Burlesque & Drag Show”
Cast members from Hooch’s drag show pose at the gay-friendly bar earlier this year
Boebert was an outspoken critic of drag. She claimed it violated her Christian faith and tweeted statements like: “Take your kids to CHURCH, not drag bars.”
Gallagher’s Bar is a gay-friendly spot in Aspen
Gallagher owns Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar on the outskirts of Aspen with his partner Pat Flannigan
It’s not clear when Gallagher and Boebert’s relationship became romantic, but the bar owner is originally from the congresswoman’s hometown of Rifle, Colorado, and still has family there.
It is just a stone’s throw from the controversial congresswoman’s house in Silt.
Boebert initially denied the vaping allegations, claiming the smoke was actually from a smoke machine, and issued a sarcastic statement downplaying the anger.
But on Friday evening, she made a surprising about-face and blamed her behavior on her “public and difficult divorce.”
“The last few days have been difficult and humiliating, and I am truly sorry,” she wrote in a statement.
“There is no perfect plan for a public and difficult divorce that has become personally challenging for me and my entire family in recent months.”
Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is clearly seen smoking during the appearance
Boebert, 36, denied vaping – even though he did so in public and in front of cameras. Her spokesman said there was “a misunderstanding by someone sitting near her” who did not notice the “powerful smoke machines and electronic cigarettes used during the piece”.
She also danced in her seat, to the annoyance of other theatergoers – including the pregnant woman sitting behind her, who asked her to stop and was called a “sad and miserable woman”.
The ushers were upset that Boebert was taking selfies during the performance
Security staff speaks with the congresswoman and Gallagher in the theater before escorting them out
Boebert is seen as Quinn Gallagher is thrown out of a touring performance of the musical “Beetlejuice” in Denver over the weekend
Lauren Boebert defended her actions, saying: “I was a little too eccentric.” I’m very known for having a bubbly personality. Perhaps an overly animated personality.
She then told One America News Network that her behavior was due to her “overly bubbly personality.”
“I was a little too eccentric,” she said.
“I am known for my lively personality. Perhaps an overly lively personality.
“I laughed, I sang and had a fantastic time.
“I was told to calm it down a bit, which I did, but my next mistake was taking a photo.”