No surprise here, as Lynn Bartels reports in “The Spot“:
Colorado’s next Senate minority leader ripped Democrats today, saying with them in charge, “We’ve had an assault on freedom within our state.” [Pols emphasis]
Sen. Mike Kopp, R-Littleton, made his remarks after he was unanimously elected minority leader. He takes over after the session ends, which is scheduled for May 12…
…Kopp, who was first elected in 2006, also said Democrats refused to work in a bipartisan manner, which brought eye-rolling from those who knew what the Capitol was like under Republican control.
While current Senate Minority Leader Josh Penry was largely ineffective in getting anything done for Republicans, as the unofficial spokesperson of Republicans at the Capitol, he at least had the sense to avoid silly cliches like the “assault on freedom” nonsense that Kopp used today. It will be interesting to see if the election of Kopp signals a more Tea Party-esque positioning for Senate Republicans; if so, it’s going to be another disappointing election for the GOP this fall.