Lauren Boebert FINALLY apologizes for sleazy behavior that got her kicked out of Beetlejuice musical – blaming ANXIETY and her divorce – as viewers slam her over fondling footage
- Republican congresswoman Lauren Boebert was kicked out of a Denver performance of Beetlejuice on Sunday night
- The controversial lawmaker was seen frolicking with her boyfriend, waving her hands, singing loudly, using flash photography and vaping before being removed from the theater
- Boebert then shouted at a security guard and gave another the middle finger
The US Representative, who became a grandma earlier this year aged 36, blamed her divorce and the anxiety of being out in public after she was caught heavy-petting with ‘Democrat‘ boyfriend Quinn Gallagher, waving her hands, singing loudly, using flash photography and vaping.
After being ejected from the show last Sunday, she asked an usher ‘Do you know who I am?’ and gave a staffer the finger.
‘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.’
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.’
Shocked viewers have pored over the footage in recent days – and on Friday night unearthed yet another unbecoming detail.
Gallagher can be seen rubbing her chest, while Boebert tugs at his crotch while both are seated. Neither exposes themselves – but the display is an unedifying one.
The GOP lawmaker was asked to leave after ushers noticed her vaping and taking photos on her phone.
She was also singing along loudly and taking selfies with the flash on to the annoyance of other theatregoers.
Addressing the lies she initially told about the incident Boebert said: ‘Whether it was the excitement of seeing a much-anticipated production or the natural anxiety of being in a new environment, I genuinely did not recall vaping that evening’.
Surveillance footage 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.
DailyMail.com revealed on Wednesday that Boebert, 36, and Gallagher, 46, 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.’
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.
Pictures obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com show 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.
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.
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.