WEDNESDAY UPDATE #2: It’s not a party until the Proud Boys show up with their boots on:
Now that elevates the discourse.
Colorado's Republican legislators tried to talk transportation and education funding as anti-vaxxers and Proud Boys rallied to support them outside the Capitol. #copolitics #9NEWS pic.twitter.com/vI53D0oHlk
— Kyle Clark (@KyleClark) January 9, 2020
WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Via the Colorado Times Recorder, the Colorado Freedom Force Opening Day rally has begun at the state capitol with an estimated 200 protesters sounding off their color-coded conspiracies:
Stay sanitary out there.
With the second regular session of the 72nd Colorado General Assembly kicking off tomorrow, the noisier segments of the local fringe-right are set to make their presence cringeworthily known! First up is another protest hosted by the always-entertaining Americhicks, featuring a cross-section of right wing activists spanning issues from guns to abortion to vaccine conspiracy theories.
There’s even a handy color code to help outsiders sort the freaks out:
Wait, there’s a conspiracy theory for 5G cell service? Yes, gentle readers–there is.
From there, the freakshow heads indoors for a “town hall meeting” with GOP Rep. Dave Williams of Colorado Springs. Williams is apparently the House sponsor this year of something he calls the “Vaccine Consumer Protection Bill.” While school districts and local governments around the country are tightening their vaccination requirements in response to outbreaks of preventable diseases, Williams and the GOP “anti-vaxx caucus” want to go the other way:
For your health and convenience, hand sanitizer is conveniently located throughout the building.
Day 1 of 120, folks. We do not foresee it becoming any less kooky.