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This has been the standard response from Colorado Republicans to anything Donald Trump says, and the Colorado media is starting to really pay attention to the silence. From Brandon Rittiman at 9News:
Ranking members of the GOP in Colorado stayed largely silent on Donald Trump’s latest controversial statement, which some have taken as an incitement of violence against Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish the Second Amendment,” Trump said at a Tuesday rally. “By the way, and if she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment, people, maybe there is, I don’t know.”
Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Darryl Glenn declined to comment, his campaign staff told 9NEWS.
GOP Congressmen Mike Coffman, Scott Tipton, and Ken Buck did not respond to 9NEWS after numerous requests for comment.
Ernest Luning of the Colorado Statesman did manage to track down Rep. Mike Coffman (R-Aurora) for comment. Coffman called Trump’s statement “reckless,” but once again refused to go any further in condemning the Republican Presidential nominee. This is sort of like a “Profiles in Courage” story…except, you know, the exact opposite.
► So, um, yeah. How best to put this? Colorado Republican Senate candidate Darryl Glenn is crazier than than a bag of cats. As the Huffington Post reports:
An overlooked debate exchange may give a clue about why Republicans reportedly are writing off their Senate contender in Colorado: He can sound as conspiratorial as Donald Trump.
At a pre-primary forum in late June, El Paso County Commissioner Darryl Glenn was asked what the FBI could do to better address cases like that of Orlando massacre shooter Omar Mateen, who had for a time attracted the attention of the bureau before he killed 49 people in the Pulse nightclub…
…“I think we need to have hearings on this. I think people need to be held accountable,” Glenn said. “I want to know whether or not our FBI personnel were personally directed to look the other way. Don’t you want to know that?” Glenn said. “The president should be held to account for that if he gave direction that limited the FBI.” [Pols emphasis]
Glenn is indeed channeling his inner Trump by suggesting that President Obama is somehow connected to the mass shooting at an Orlando nightclub earlier this summer. This “I’m just sayin'” crap is small-minded and irresponsible — particularly coming from a guy who is the Republican nominee for U.S. Senate in Colorado.
► Demonstrating once again that he can’t let a news cycle pass without saying something ridiculous, Donald Trump boldly declared that President Obama is “the founder of ISIS.” From Politico:
Donald Trump on Thursday escalated his attack on President Barack Obama, doubling down on his accusation that he’s a founder of the Islamic State and claiming that both Obama and Hillary Clinton remain the terrorist group’s most valuable players.
The inflammatory accusation comes as Trump has set off another round of hand-wringing within the Republican Party, returning to his freewheeling ways after the GOP convention with overtures for Russia to hack Clinton’s emails, attacks on the Muslim-American family of a fallen war hero, and a suggestion that “Second Amendment people” are the only ones who can stop Clinton.
In short, we’ve now “learned” that President Obama is both the “founder of ISIS” and was probably somehow involved in the Orlando nightclub shooting massacre. He sounds like a busy guy.
Oh, nevermind. Apparently Obama is not really the founder of ISIS. Also, he is not connected with the Orlando shooting massacre.
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