Every year, Republican lawmakers gather at Tom Ready’s Steak Fry fundraiser. Ready is an unapologetic racist and anti-government conspiracy theorist whose annual backyard BBQ nevertheless continues to draw GOP candidates and elected officials of all levels, including Congressman Scott Tipton.
Colorado Republicans continue to share fake news and photoshopped images. This installment focuses not on candidates or elected officials, but rather other well-known party luminaries whose support can make or break those hoping to represent the party in November.
The chair of the Pueblo County Republican Party says her recent “like” of a Facebook meme should not be interpreted as an attack on gay people.
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.
Colorado GOP chair defends pardon of racist sheriff Joe Arpaio after calling accusations of racism in the GOP absurd
Colorado Republican Chairman Jeff Hays made some news last month in the wake of the Charlottesville Nazi attacks by offering up the following quote:
I see a lot of bad stuff in the #FeverSwamps™, but I am continually shocked by the depravity of a Republican activist and fundraiser named Tom Ready. Each year, Tom Ready holds a “Steak Fry” that benefits Republicans under his “Let’s Win” PAC. Each year, some of the biggest names in GOP state politics show up to eat and drink with him.