KVOR radio host Jeff Crank, a former executive at the conservative Americans for Prosperity, said State Rep. Dave Williams (R-Colorado Springs) declined his offer to appear on his show to take questions Saturday, but Williams’ primary opponent, Karl Schneider, joined Crank to launch a series of blistering attacks against Williams.
“A lot of the people I’ve talked to haven’t seen our representative out and about, talking to them and listening to their issues,” said Schneider on air. “I will be present in House District 15 and I will be an advocate for you.”
“The incumbent is really not here in our house district,” explained Schneider on air. “He’s busy on FOX news. He’s busy traveling to Washington DC. He’s probably interviewing for a job there. I will be present in the district.”
Schneider said he’s a “rabid” 2nd amendment supporter, he’s pro-life, he’s against tax increases, and he’s anti-illegal immigration.
“I’m probably more conservative than Dave,” Schneider said.
Williams, who is widely regarded as an arch conservative, did not immediately return a call seeking comment. Williams is completing his first term as representative for House District 15, which, before Williams, sent State Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt to the state Capitol.
Williams has received national attention for his propose legislation that would hold lawmakers, who for sanctuary-city protections, personally responsible for crimes committed by undocumented immigrants. House Democrats have repeatedly killed this bill.
As far as convincing Democrats to join him on legislation, Schneider said “you have to be able to build rapport with people.”
“I know how to build rapport,” Schneider told Crank. “We wanted to use some land in Africa one time, and I had to eat fish head soup. I had to eat fish eyeballs. So I’ll work with folks in Denver, and I’ll make them eat fish head soup.