SUNDAY UPDATE: The mother of Jessica Ghawi, one of the 12 victims of the 2012 Aurora theater shooting, responds with outrage we are in no position to question:
My precious daughter was slaughter with the same type of gun in YOUR state. Shot 6 times with those .223s ripping & tearing through her tiny body. The head shot left a 5 inch hole in her left orbital and blew her brain to bits. So ya. I’ll come & take it off your hands. #****Buck https://t.co/ICst4WEOLJ
— Sandy Phillips (@MamaRedfield) March 6, 2020
Congressman Ken Buck (R-Greeley) has a second job (or vice versa) as the Chairman of the State Republican Party in Colorado. If you’re a Republican in this state, you had better hope that Buck is better at being Party Chair than he is at being a Congressman.
Earlier this week, Buck made news for being one of only two Members of the House of Representatives to vote AGAINST an $8.3 billion funding package for Coronavirus relief. That same bill quickly passed through the Senate and was signed by President Trump this morning. Needless to say, this was not a good look for Buck.
But he wasn’t done screwing up! Today, Buck is making national headlines for a tasteless Tweet he sent out taunting former Vice President Joe Biden and former Congressman Beto O’Rourke to come to his Washington D.C. office and relieve him of the ridiculous AR-15 rifle that hangs on his wall:
I have just one message for Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke, if you want to take everyone’s AR-15s, why don’t you swing by my office in Washington, D.C. and start with this one?
Come and take it. #2A pic.twitter.com/jG2SiXetov
— Congressman Ken Buck (@RepKenBuck) March 6, 2020
Fellow Congressman Eric Swalwell was quick to point out that Buck’s red, white, and blue AR-15 isn’t even a functioning weapon:
No one is coming for your inoperable gun, Ken. #ShootingBlanks https://t.co/d36mQHuvld
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 6, 2020
Buck was subsequently lampooned in stories by media outlets across the country, including Westword; Denver7; CNBC, The Hill newspaper; Business Insider; Raw Story; and The Daily Caller.
In the same week, Buck managed to publicly oppose funding to combat the Coronavirus that is freaking people out everywhere…and then followed up by making silly threats against the man who could well end up as the Democratic Presidential nominee.
Most of Colorado is proud that Buck is not their Congressman. For those of you in CO-4, we’re very sorry.
Ken, Ken, Ken — when are you ever gonna’ learn . . .
. . . I get how much you want this, but there’s just absolutely no way President Pandemic is ever gonna’ retweet your stupid — if you don’t also say something yugely great about him, and/or at least include one of his portraits on your wall????!!!!
"“The only dangerous thing about that gun is if someone took it off the wall and hit somebody else over the head with it," he said in 2015"
It could fall and hit someone.
It could trigger a snowflakey R.
He is One Dumb Buck.
Thanks, Ken. We didn't really need another reminder of how extraordinarily stupid you are, but thanks nonetheless. Lucky for you there's a wingnut welfare jerb known as U.S. Rep from Colorado CD-4, eh?
With the clueless duo of Buck and Ms. K.B. Brown as leaders of the party, plus Patrick Neville, it’s no wonder that us Republicans got wiped out in the 2018 mid-terms.
Our party is in desperate need of higher quality leadership, like Dick Wadhams or Ryan Call or Rob Witwer. Heck, I’ll take Josh Penry.
Whatever you do, don't stand in front of a mirror and say any of those names five times.
O'Rourke should take him up on his threat and show up at his office to have a substantive talk with him about gun violence and safety with the camera's rolling. Call his bluff Beto.
Ike McCorkle (D) is running against Buck. Set aside some time to check out his website at http://Ike4Co.com, spread the word, and vote for him. I've heard him speak a couple of times and am very impressed with his ideas, unlike the frat boy wannabe whose only major accomplishment so far is maintaining an impacted cranial rectal position.
In other BenKuck news…
I’m guessing if they were naming the post office after a klansman we’d have a winner?
What a miserable soul.
Let’s do better, CD-4
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