State Rep. Scott Bottoms is optimistic about his caucus’ new leader. The most extreme right-wing member of the House Republicans praised Minority Leader Rose Pugliese (R-Colo. Springs) and her Assistant Minority Leader Ty Winter (R-Trinidad) last week, telling his congregation that for the first time since he’s been a legislator, he felt that “leadership is actually fighting for us.”
Colorado's HB24-1136 takes aim at social media's grip on teens, proposing resources to counter the toll on mental health.
"Rose is what she calls an 'accidental politician.' I'm kinda one of those too, Rose, and it's almost your fault,” Boebert said.
On the radio last week State Rep. Rose Pugliese (R-Colorado Springs) continued to push her misleading claim that the new abortion bills passed this session allow children as young as 10 to get an abortion without their parents’ knowledge or consent. Her argument is disingenuous for two reasons. First, a 10 or 12 year-old girl isn’t allowed to “make medical decisions for herself.” Even if the parents aren’t notified, a judge must be convinced to grant permission before anything can happen. Second, the bill that prompted Pugliese’s non sequitur of an objection has nothing to do with parental notification, and she was informed of that immediately, during the bill’s debate on the House floor.
‘Advancing Death for No Other Purpose Than to Advance Death,’ Says GOP Lawmaker About Colorado Democrats’ Pro-Choice Legislation
As the Colorado Democrats’ “Safe Access to Protected Health Care” package of legislation moves to House for consideration, Republicans have taken to talk radio to share their views on the proposed bills that target the marketing practices of anti-abortion centers and their use of an unproven pill to reverse an abortion, expand legal protections for patients and providers seeking reproductive and gender-affirming health care, and expand insurance coverage for those seeking reproductive health care.
Neither fire nor flood could stop Colorado Republicans from traveling to Grand Junction last Saturday to see Congresswoman Lauren Boebert and her colleague Jim Jordan (R-OH) co-headline the annual Mesa County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner.