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?
— 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:
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) March 6, 2020
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.