Colorado Republican leaders said today that a portrait of Trump will adorn a wall at the Colorado Capitol by late 2018 or early 2019.
But in light of recent crimes apparently involving Trump, would they halt the placement of the Trump portrait if the president were impeached, convicted of crimes, or if enough citizens objected to it?
The Colorado Times Recorder left a message with that question for senate Republican spokesman Sean Paige, who distributed a news release about the Trump portrait.
Paige did not respond.
On Twitter, a famously sardonic account called “Missing Pundit,” tweeted
Congrats to Colorado Senate Republicans (who won’t see this, b/c they blocked me) for your portrait. In light of recent events, might I suggest you get started with the Pence portrait, which might be needed in the near future.
To be extra safe, you might commission a gallery along the line of succession. So get a move on the Orrin Hatch and Paul Ryan portraits. Although the latter one can wait until after the election, cuz you know.
The Mike Pompeo portrait might not be a bad idea either, but by the time we get there, we might have Secretary of State Gary Busey. #copolitics
State Senate President Kevin Grantham (R-Canon City) said last month he quickly raised $10,000 for the Trump picture in the wake of news coverage of a stunt involving the placement of a Putin portrait on the wall inside the Capitol where Trump’s picture would hang.
Now, Sarah Boardman, a Colorado Springs artist, will begin work on the portrait.
In a video linked on the GoFundMe fundraising page, used to raise money for the art, Grantham said, “I am excited to announce we’re going to take the reins on this and raise the $10,000 necessary to put up President Donald J. Trump’s portrait in the hall of portraits right here in the Capitol rotunda of the Colorado State Capitol.”
When he launched the fundraising effort, Grantham said one donor funded Colorado Capitol’s portrait of President Barack Obama.
But because Trump is a “populist,” the “everyday citizens of Colorado” should ” should “have a part of this.”
Here’s Grantham’s fundraising pitch for the project.