Leader of Colorado’s Republican Party Warns Of #MeToo Madness If Democrats Win in November

(#MeToo madness? – Promoted by Colorado Pols)

Jeff Hays.

“And so if your listeners don’t like what’s going on and they don’t like the Democrat behavior at the U.S. Senate, then they shouldn’t like it at the state Senate, either. And if we don’t get out the vote — and if we don’t turn in our ballots and vote for Republicans, then we’re going to get more the same. But it’s going to be right in our own backyard.”

That’s what Colorado’s Republican Party leader, Jeff Hays told KCOL radio host Jimmy Lakey Friday.

Referring to the confirmation hearing of Trump Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh, where Christine Blasely Ford brought allegations of sexual assault against the judge, Lakey told Hays that “you don’t want to have that same craziness in our state legislature. And they’re all part of the same party.”

Hays agreed, comparing the Kavanaugh hearings to debates over sexual harassment at Colorado’s Capitol this year.

Hays: “Absolutely, they tried the same stunts at a different level in the state senate during the last session, where they had a bunch of accusers that were claiming some of our state senators had unwarranted touching or made offhanded comments that were offensive. And it was the same kind of thing.

It’s this French Revolution — you know, ‘You stand accused. And the accusations — those are so serious. We must–.’

Well, you know, people lie all the time. I get lied to every day in this business. I get lied to by women. I get lied to by men.

There’s no sanctimony in having that extra X chromosome. So, we’ve seen this play out.”

This year, multiple reports by independent investigators found credible evidence that male legislators harassed women at the Colorado capitol over many years.

One Democratic State Rep. Steve Lebsock was expelled from the Colorado Legislature in a bipartisan 52-9 vote, with 16 Republicans joining Democrats in concluding that the lawmaker was unfit to continue serving. Lebsock denied accusations, deemed probably true by an outside investigation.

In April, Republican state senators voted mostly along party lines not to expel fellow Republican State Sen. Randy Baumgardner from the Senate, even though outside investigations found that he more likely than not slapped the buttocks of a female assistant multiple times in 2016. Later, more accusations were substantiated against the Republican from Hot Sulphur Springs.

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  1. RepealAndReplace says:

    Stop calling Lebsock a Democrat. He was a Republican by the time he was expelled.

  2. JohnInDenver says:

    Clarifying the Republican standard on enforcing standards against sexual harassment and sexual violence — considering such efforts as "stunts."

    How would they suggest carrying out such enforcement?

  3. JeffcoBlue says:

    The poor woman who has to fuck this POS. That's the real tragedy.

  4. gertie97 says:

    Get used to it, Jeffy. We ain't going anywhere.

  5. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Mr. Hays is correct with an unspoken implication: Dems seem to be complacent going into the election, perhaps thinking that bashing Trump will get them elected.

    Picked up Monday and Tuesday mail at my p.o. box this afternoon. Had four more mailed flyers attacking Jessie Danielson in the SD 20 race. Three from Senate Majority Fund and Katie Kennedy, registered agent. The other from Americans for Prosperity. I recycle them all, but thus far have received enough to re-paper my master bathroom. Have yet to get a single mailing from the Danielson campaign, and just one e-mail.

    • JohnInDenver says:

      Don't know about how you are or are not listed, CHB. But I've read about a number of Danielson canvas efforts, some with those working her campaign, some from groups from "safe" Democratic districts (like mine).

      Any of those mailings focus on things you are concerned about?

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