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Remember when the GOP delayed action on a few dozen bills to delay action on Civil Unions? And remember when games like that got them kicked out of the majority office by the voters? And remember when a few of them said they'd learned their lesson?
Well, if you were paying attention yesterday morning, you would wonder if they even remember 2012.
As Joe Hanel of the Durango Herald reports: Slavery resolution a tool in gun debate
In a sign of how much resistance Democrats can expect to their gun-control bills, House Republicans tried to derail a Democratic news conference by stalling on a resolution about the Emancipation Proclamation.
Former Speaker of the House Frank McNulty, R-Highlands Ranch, wanted to amend the resolution by adding the full text of the document that led to the end of slavery. That led to a skirmish over parliamentary rules, with Speaker of the House Mark Ferrandino accusing Republicans of trying to stall and delay the news conference.
Republicans denied that they were purposely delaying the news conference, but a GOP member later admitted that was the strategy.
On the House floor, Rep. Jovan Melton, D-Aurora, confronted House Minority Leader Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs.
“It’s the Emancipation Proclamation. This directly affected my family in North Carolina. It’s extremely insulting,” Melton said.
Stay classy, GOP.
Word is that both the Denver Post and the Colorado Statesman are going to have more detailed stories out in the next day or two. I, for one, can't wait to hear what they turned up.