A new video appears to vaporize Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert’s claim that “heavy fog machines” were to blame for the smoke that got her kicked out of a “Beetlejuice” performance, with footage apparently showing her taking a hit of a vaporizer.
The Republican congresswoman from Colorado was seen letting loose at Sunday night’s show at Denver’s Buell Theater, and her Democratic date even appeared to caress her chest, according to 9News, which obtained the footage.
Tellingly, it also appears to clearly show her putting an e-cigarette to her lips and exhaling a plume of smoke, despite denying that she was vaping.
It also shows her being confronted by a pregnant woman sitting behind her, who has since said she asked the firebrand politician to stop vaping, only to be called a “sad, miserable person.”
Boebert was also seen taking flash photos with her phone and standing alone raising her arms to dance.
Rep. Lauren Boebert appears to blow smoke from her mouth after taking a hit from a vaporizer. Next 9NEWS
At one point, Boebert’s date, Democratic Aspen bar owner Quinn Gallagher, 46, appeared to caress the congresswoman and mother of four’s right breast as she grabbed her hand and held it there, 9News said.
The 36-year-old Republican was eventually booted from the performance for her disruptive antics, which reportedly sparked complaints from several audience members. Boebert was seen on video bothering theater staff as she and her companion were escorted outside.
During her dismissal, Boebert was quoted as allegedly telling ushers, “Do you know who I am?”, “I’m on the board,” (and) “I’ll contact the mayor,” according to an incident report.
Boerbert’s office denied she was vaping, telling The Post on Wednesday that there had been “a misunderstanding on the part of someone sitting near her” who had not noticed the “heavy smoke machines and e-cigarettes used during the play.” .
However, the pregnant woman who complained about Boebert described her and her date as “scandalous” to the Denver Post.
“I’ve never seen anyone act like that before,” said the Denver resident, who was not identified.
The mom-to-be told the newspaper that she initially didn’t know that the vaping and acting out audience member was a member of Congress.
The woman claimed that Boebert recorded several long videos with her phone during the show, kissing her date and singing loudly with her hands waving in the air, as seen on the CCTV video.
At intermission, the woman asked a staff member if she and her husband could change seats. She said she was told, “You’re not the first complaint we’ve had.”
When the woman returned to her seat behind Boebert, the congresswoman allegedly called her “a sad, miserable woman,” she said.
“The guy I was with offered to buy me and my husband cocktails. “I’m pregnant!” she told the local newspaper.
Boebert hinted at being kicked out of the performance in a tongue-in-cheek tweet, writing, “It’s true, I thoroughly enjoyed the AMAZING Beetlejuice at the Buell Theater and I plead guilty to laughing and singing too loudly. Everyone should go see it if you get a chance this week and please let me know how it ends!
Boebert’s campaign manager, Drew Sexton, confirmed that the congresswoman, who is running for re-election in Colorado’s 3rd Congressional District, was booted from the musical, but denied that she was vaping.
“I can confirm the surprising and salacious rumors: in her personal time, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is in fact an advocate for the performing arts (gasp!),” Sexton said, adding that Boebert “pleads guilty to singing, laughing and have fun. “