Caption This Photo: The Harasser And Beth Humenik

We did a double-take over this photo Tweeted yesterday by the Colorado Senate Republicans:

That’s Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke, who was in Colorado over the weekend visiting Rocky Mountain National Park. With him are a number of Colorado Republican state senators, Chris Holbert, Kevin Lundberg, Don Coram, Randy Baumgardner, Beth Martinez Humenik, Kent Lambert, and Kevin Priola.

It’s particularly interesting to see Sens. Baumgardner and Humenik laughing it up together in this picture, since Baumgardner was the subject of a major sexual harassment scandal this year and Humenik is one of the Senate GOP’s two representatives on a new committee charged with developing new policies to end harassment in the General Assembly. Readers might recall that Baumgardner was stripped of his remaining committee assignments just before the session ended in May, and well after the vote to expel him failed, when more evidence came out that Holbert (left) appears to have helped suppress before the vote.

Anyway, if you were wondering whether the lip service paid to putting a stop to sexual harassment in the GOP-controlled Senate was a farce all along, you can stop.

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14 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. unnamed says:

    Privatization: Coming to a National Park near you!!!

  2. Moderatus says:

    If it wasn't for half truths and guilt by association, Colorado Pols would have nothing to write.

  3. Gilpin Guy says:

    Looks like they are getting ready to shove their thumbs up each other's asses.  It's a quaint Republican custom that gets folks to stand up straight for the national song.

  4. RepealAndReplace says:

    I never knew Randy Baumgartner was so short. 

  5. spaceman65 says:

    First meeting of the Colorado Senate Republicans' dumb white clogged artery coffee klatch

  6. JohnInDenver says:

    In a very brief interaction with military folks, I was told thumbs up meant "all clear."

    Of course, there are other contexts; "Thumbs up is sign of approval in the US …, but it actually translates to “up yours” in other places around the world."

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