SATURDAY UPDATE: Alamosa Republicans issue an apology on Facebook that reads like The Onion:
GOP state lawmakers’ reluctance to act on sexual harassment within their ranks deserves bigger media spotlight
Since long-time public radio reporter Bente Birkeland first broke the news of multiple allegations of sexual harassment against Democratic state Rep. Steve Lebsock (D-Thorton), three more Republican state lawmakers have been accused of sexual misconduct.
I wrote a few weeks ago about the perplexing association that some in the Colorado GOP maintain with Tom Ready. He’s the guy that throws a “Steak Fry fundraiser” every year to benefit Colorado Republicans. He’s also a racist and a conspiracy-theorist nut. A few years ago, while running for county commissioner, he revealed that he’s a Sandy Hook truther, and over the past few years he’s posted a non-stop stream of racist Facebook posts.