Lauren Boebert’s lover Quinn Gallagher who she fondled in theater owns gay-friendly bar that hosted DRAG shows
- The Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar in Aspen, co-owned by Quinn Gallagher, staged ‘a winter Wonderland Burlesque & Drag Show,’
- Boebert has been an outspoken critic of drag, claiming it offends her Christian beliefs
- The new couple courted controversy for heavy-petting at Beetlejuice musical on Sunday night
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.’
But she appears happy to indulge in public heavy-petting with Quinn Gallagher, who is believed to be a Democrat and who cashes in on drag performances.
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 US Representative, who became a grandma earlier this year aged 36, courted controversy for fondling Gallagher at a theater in Denver Sunday night. Toe-curling footage showed Gallagher rubbing Boebert’s breasts as she tugged at his crotch.
Footage also showed Boebert waving her hands, singing loudly, using flash photography and vaping before being aggressive with staff who removed her from the theater.
The controversial congresswoman initially denied the claims, claimed the vape smoke was actually from a fog machine and issued a sarcastic statement playing down the anger.
But she made a startling U-turn late 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.’
Boebert’s divorce from Jason, 36, her husband of 18 years and father to her four children, is ongoing after the couple’s shock split in May.
At the time Boerbert insisted that she had always been faithful throughout her marriage.
DailyMail.com revealed on Wednesday that Boebert, and Gallagher, a divorced father of a 16-year-old son, have been secretly dating for several months.
According to a well-placed source: ‘It’s very surprising. I always thought Quinn was a cool guy and a Democrat. His parents would be horrified because they are definitely blue.’
Pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show her new boyfriend Gallagher in his hometown on the outskirts of Aspen where he owns Hooch Craft Cocktail Bar with partner Pat Flannigan.
The pair opened the bar billed as ‘rustic and unpretentious,’ in April 2016, and became co-owners last year.
In her statement, the sophomore congresswoman said: ‘It is with a heavy weight on my heart that I have filed for divorce from my husband.
‘I am grateful for our years of marriage together and for our beautiful children, all of whom deserve privacy and love as we work through this process.
‘I’ve always been faithful in my marriage, and I believe strongly in marriage, which makes this announcement that much more difficult.’
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 still has family there.
It is just a stone’s throw from the controversial congresswoman’s home in Silt.
Surveillance footage from Sunday night’s incident shows Boebert, wearing a tight, low-cut gold dress and high heels, making a considerable fuss as she and Gallagher left – taking a selfie as she leaves the auditorium and angrily baring her teeth at staff.
She also gave ushers the finger. The Denver Post spoke to a pregnant woman who says she was sitting behind Boebert, but who was too scared to give her name for fear of MAGA-reprisals.
The woman claims Boebert said ‘no,’ when asked to stop vaping, sang with her hands in the air, blew vape smoke at her, kissed her date and took repeated videos during the show. Boebert is also said to have told the complainer she was a ‘miserable’ person.
The eyewitness claims she asked to move seats in the intermission – and that staff at the theater said theirs wasn’t the only complaint about the erratic lawmaker.
The woman also told the Post that Boebert’s lover Gallagher offered to buy them cocktails as a peace offering, which she had to decline because of her pregnancy.
An incident report noted the two received a warning at intermission about their behavior.
But five minutes into the second act, security officials received another complaint about a person being loud and recording the show.
‘They told me they would not leave,’ an usher said, according to the report.
‘I told them that they need to leave the theater and if they do not, they will be trespassing.
‘The patrons said they would not leave. I told them I would (be) going to get Denver Police. They said go get them.’
Afterwards, Boebert and her smartly-dressed date were caught on camera walking off through the empty nighttime streets of Denver.
Once outside Boebert’s indignation quickly dissipates as she holds her new lover’s hand, dances coquettishly and twirls for him in the street as they make their way through the city – a three-hour drive from Gallagher’s home near Aspen and even further from Boebert’s home in Silt, Colorado.