In light of Colorado Times Recorder’s recent reporting on false, sexist and racist social media posts by Mesa County GOP Vice Chair Mark McCallister, an article from Sam Brasch of Colorado Public Radio’s Colorado Matters last Friday provides new context to the succession of Republican leadership in Mesa since the 2016 Presidential election, and may indicate a trend toward extremist and hardline positions among the executive officers.
Appearing in Denver, EPA’s Pruitt dodges and denies scandals — hypes “consequential’ tenure, cake, and baseball instead
Scott Pruitt, appointed by President Trump to head the Environmental Protection Agency, was in Denver Friday to give the keynote address at the Western Conservative Summit, and he spoke with local talk radio host Steffan Tubbs (KNUS, 710am) earlier that afternoon, anxious to deflect criticism of his short tenure.
In his home state of Colorado, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Purple State) is regularly attacked from both sides of the political spectrum, as a powerful leader of the Senate Republicans in Washington D.C., and as a representative to constituents in a polarized and divisive landscape in Colorado.
Fact Check: CO Sen. Vicki Marble cites fake quote in arguments for gun bill, Sen. Fenberg corrects the record
During debate last week on the Senate floor of the Colorado General Assembly, Senator Vicki Marble (R-Fort Collins) advocated for adopting legislation that would allow Colorado citizens to legally carry a concealed firearm without a permit, using false information in her arguments which was later contested and exposed by Sen. Steve Fenberg (D-Boulder).
WATCH: In “Just the Facts” Facebook post, Colorado sheriff says it’s hypocritical to support gun control and abortion rights
UPDATE: Garfield County Sheriff offered an apology for “distracting from the message” in his regular Facebook live post on gun violence and school shootings.
The following transcript is from U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner’s Tuesday appearance on Colorado’s Morning News (KOA, 850am) with host April Zesbaugh. Certain quotes have been highlighted by the Colorado Times Recorder:
In their own words: GOP Congressional candidate and radio host discuss workplace sexual harassment, Roy Moore allegations
The following is transcribed from an interview with Roger Edwards, GOP challenger to Colorado’s CD-6 incumbent Rep. Mike Coffman, from the Peter Boyles Show on 710KNUS with guest host and Arapahoe County Tea Party President Randy Corporon. Emphasized statements, in bold, have been highlighted by the Colorado Times Recorder.
Nicole Martin, the Alliance for Defending Freedom attorney who has represented Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop, appeared on Denver’s KNUS radio Thursday, September 7, to update listeners on preparations for the highly anticipated hearing of arguments in Phillips’ case by the United States Supreme Court in the coming months.
U.S. Sen Cory Gardner (R-CO) is taking heat from conservative talk radio hosts and listeners on Colorado talk radio, following his strong statements condemning white supremacy in light of a violent “Unite the Right” rally and counter-protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one counter-protestor was killed and many more were injured.
Colorado has become a focal point in the national legal battle which pits public accommodation laws against religious freedom protections, with yesterday’s announcement that the U.S. Supreme court had agreed to hear arguments in the case of Jack Phillips, proprietor of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Lakewood, who refused to serve a gay couple seeking a wedding cake for their same sex marriage celebration.