UPDATE #2: Jesse Paul of the Colorado Sun:
Masks showcased a partisan divide in the Capitol. All Democratic lawmakers wore masks, but many Republicans did not.
State Sen. Vicki Marble, R-Fort Collins, said she didn’t wear a face covering because it inhibits her breathing and she has allergies. She also questioned their efficacy, even though the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommend them.
I asked Rep. Matt Soper of Delta why he, like several of his fellow Colorado Republican lawmakers, is not wearing a mask.
“My district doesn’t really buy the whole mask thing,” he said. He added that his glasses fog up when he wears a mask and that this makes it hard to read.
— Alex Burness (@alex_burness) May 26, 2020
We’re monitoring from a safe distance as the Colorado General Assembly gets back underway:
— Bente Birkeland (@BenteBirkeland) May 26, 2020
Watch this space for updates inside (and outside) the building today.