CO GOP calls on Dems to condemn planned protest outside home of Aurora ICE facility warden

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – Recently Abolish ICE Denver, Denver Communists, and Denver Action Network announced they were planning a protest near the home of the Aurora ICE Processing Center’s Warden, Johnny Choate.

Abolish ICE and the other associated groups are the same organizations responsible for unlawfully desecrating an American flag and raising a Mexican flag outside the Aurora ICE facility in July.

The Aurora Sentinel published an editorial last week describing the planned protest as a “thinly veiled act of extortion and terrorism.”

In response to these developments, Colorado Republican Party Chairman Ken Buck released the following statement:

The planned protest outside Warden Choate’s home by extreme anti-ICE protesters goes beyond the pale. Groups like Abolish ICE have demonstrated they have little regard for the rule of law, and the threatening nature of this protest should be taken very seriously,” said Colorado GOP Chairman Ken Buck.

It should not be difficult for elected officials from either party to speak out against this blatant attempt to terrorize Mr. Choate, his family, and his neighbors,” Buck continued.

We hope Colorado Democrats will join us in speaking out forcefully against these anti-ICE radicals, and likewise encourage them to abandon this threatening ‘protest.’.”

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RELEASE: Hickenlooper says he’s not cut out to be a Senator. Coloradans agree

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – Earlier today John Hickenlooper formally ended his presidential campaign and stated he was considering a U.S. Senate run in Colorado.

In response, the Colorado Republican Party released a new web video highlighting Hickenlooper’s previous comments on his disdain for the idea of serving in the U.S. Senate:

“John Hickenlooper told voters across the country over and over again that he is not cut out to be a U.S. Senator. Quite frankly, Coloradans agree,” said Executive Director of the Colorado GOP Lx Fangonilo.

“Like his tenure as governor, Hickenlooper spent the majority of his presidential campaign flip flopping on issue after issue. His newfound interest in running for U.S. Senate appears to be no different,” Fangonilo continued.

“Cory Gardner has provided steadfast leadership for Colorado in the U.S. Senate, which is why voters will reelect him in 2020.”

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Colorado GOP Formally Announces Opposition to Prop CC

August 7, 2019

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, CO – Earlier this week it was reported that Governor Polis and Democrats in the state legislature abandoned their effort to hold a special session and remove Taxpayer Bill of Rights Caps for the 2018-2019 fiscal year.

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights puts limits on revenue surpluses and mandates that excess revenue be returned to the Colorado taxpayers. Colorado tax revenue is expected to exceed the Taxpayer Bill of Rights cap by $300 to $575 million this year, money that goes directly back into taxpayers’ pockets through TABOR refunds.

Democrats attempted to hold a special session in hopes of brokering a deal to withhold these refunds from taxpayers.

Now that there will be no special session, voters will consider a measure known as Prop CC that would allow the state to permanently keep TABOR refunds, costing taxpayers billions in perpetuity.

In response, the Colorado Republican Party issued the following statements formally announcing their opposition to Prop CC:

In 2005, Colorado voters were told how excess revenues would be spent, but the state legislature broke that promise and did not properly fund roads and bridges. Don’t fall for it again, vote no on Prop CC.” -State Senate Minority Leader Chris Holbert

The Taxpayer Bill of Rights is a long term commitment to the people of Colorado and we vigorously oppose any effort to strip taxpayers of their refunds. Voters in Colorado have consistently rejected tax hikes, and Prop CC would do just that by taking away billions in TABOR refunds. Instead of attacking the Taxpayer Bill of Rights, Democrats should prioritize in the budget and fund state needs with existing revenue.” -Colorado GOP Chairman Ken Buck