Former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo’s string of attacks against U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman raise questions again about what underlying principles motivate Coffman, who’s a Republican from Aurora.
Tancredo now says he doesn’t know if Coffman has “any real set of principles” at all.
But reporters haven’t really explored the question, about how Coffman can go from being, for example, opposed to all abortion, even for rape, to being okay with some abortions. Or from embracing Tancredo as a “hero” to apparently ignoring Tancredo’s criticism of him. Or from saying the Dream Act is a “nightmare” to allegedly supporting it.
It’s time for reporters to help us understand the set of principles that allow Coffman to act this way.
To illustrate the point, I offer the video at the top of this post.