State Sen. Vicki Marble (R-Fort Collins) isn’t shying away from her controversial remarks on race and diet that became the partial subject of a national news story this month after an 11-year-old cub scout was kicked out of his den for asking Marble some tough questions.
News of Colorado state Sen. Vicki Marble’s interaction with an 11-year-old cub scout who questioned her about gun violence made national headlines after he was kicked out of his den last week.
Colorado State Sen. Vicki Marble, a Republican from Fort Collins, was apparently pleased that St. Louis police chanted “whose streets, our streets” while arresting people protesting the acquittal of a former officer who murdered a black man.
In a violent display of bigotry that left one counter-protester dead and many more injured, white nationalists descended upon Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend to protest the city’s plan to remove a statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee.
Many Colorado Republicans welcomed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Denver with open arms earlier this month.
I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that conservatives in the Colorado State Senate appear to cheer the violence against a reporter by a Republican Congressional candidate in Montana. They used to be much more careful about appearing to endorse political violence. What has changed that they would now do something so careless? Perhaps it’s the election of a president who seems to encourage violence and who constantly attacks the free press and reporters.
State Sen. Vicki Marble (R-Ft. Collins) is no stranger to racial controversy. She came under fire in 2013 when she reinforced the stereotype of African Americans eating fried chicken as a reason that many of them live in poverty. In the same rant, she proclaimed that Mexican Americans eat vegetables until they move to the United States, despite the fact that Mexico has a higher rate of obesity than the United States.