Colorado’s Dem Governor to Anti-Gun Groups: Can You Stay Out of the Recall This Time?
October 14, 2013 - 7:46 am
Another Democrat in the Colorado Senate is facing recall for voting for new gun control laws. Two other Democrats faced recall earlier this year over those laws, and despite having Michael Bloomberg and his anti-gun allies pour millions of dollars into Colorado to defend them, they were both defeated and removed. This third recall would switch control of the state Senate from D to R.
So Gov. John Hickenlooper is scared, and wants Bloomberg and his anti-gun nuts to just stay away.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper suggests national gun-control groups stay away from a looming recall battle that could switch control of the state Senate to the GOP. The groups poured money into an unsuccessful defense of two state lawmakers recalled over their gun votes earlier this year.
“Colorado is a state that people like to be themselves and solve their own problems,” the Democratic governor said in an interview with Capital Download, USA TODAY’s weekly video newsmaker series. “They don’t really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe the NRA gets a pass on that.
“But (it is) probably not a bad idea” for gun-control groups, such as the one established by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to curb their efforts if gun-rights activists collect enough signatures to force a recall vote on state Sen. Evie Hudak, a two-term Democrat from a suburban district north of Denver, he said.
When they lost the previous recalls, DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz went straight into insane conspiracy theory mode. Strangely, the media never howled at her for it. And by “strangely,” I mean “obviously.” Democrats can spew whatever moonbat nonsense they want without fear that the Puffington Hosts of the world will call them out on it.
Hicklooper exploited Sandy Hook and supported those gun control laws, so losing the state Senate over them would suggest that his days in office are numbered too. He is up for re-election next year.