Greg Brophy Goes To Washington

Greg Brophy.

Greg Brophy.

As the Greeley Tribune reports, Rep.-elect Ken Buck of Colorado's Fourth Congressional District is bringing a familiar face with him to Washington:

Greg Brophy will take the lead for Buck as his chief of staff.

Brophy will finish his second term as a Colorado state senator at the end of the year.

A native Coloradan and graduate of Colorado State University, Brophy is a farmer from Wray…

As a state senator, Brophy worked to limit government, protect property rights, and promote fiscal responsibility, the release said.

He has served in the leadership of the Colorado Farm Bureau and various other farm associations.

“Greg brings with him extensive knowledge of Eastern Colorado and invaluable experience at the state Capitol, where he demonstrated his commitment to the principles and values of the people he served,” Buck said in the release. “He has demonstrated impressive political skills and possesses sound judgment, which will be critical to the work we do in Washington. I couldn’t think of a better fit for our team.”

Sen. Greg Brophy has been one of the state's more outspoken conservative legislators for many years, having once claimed that Medicaid recipients blow their money on "cigarettes and air conditioning," and famously declaring from the well of the Colorado Senate that he will not obey new gun safety laws. Brophy has never been one to shy away from national controversy in particular, jumping to the defense of talk-radio host Rush Limbaugh, telling then-law student Sandra Fluke after Limbaugh called her a "slut" on the air, "I don’t want to buy your booze, pay for your spring break or your birth control. Call your Dad for that."

And now, Brophy is packing his bags for Washington, D.C., where he will serve as chief of staff for a Congressman who told the voters to "vote for me because I don't wear high heels."

Bottom line, folks? Ken Buck and Greg Brophy in Washington might do more to prove Democratic "war on women" allegations true than any Democrat ever could, but other than that, this is a match made in heaven.


16 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Gilpin Guy says:

    At least he isn't our governor.  Praise Allah for small favors

  2. SocialisticatProgressicat says:

    There once was a farmer from Wray
    Said guns were in his DNA
    Ken Buck pulled the trigger
    And his stage was made bigger
    Now he can shoot up the whole USA

  3. bullshit!bullshit! says:

    …And all the melons in D.C. did quake with fear.

  4. Big Time says:

    The Chaps-Buck-Brophy-Waters/Woods wing of the GOP are our only hope … best of luck!

  5. FrankUnderwood says:

    Great picture of everyone's favorite ammosexual!  And what a stud!  

    I like the part in his bio about limiting the reach of government but it should contain the caveat that Brophy has no problem with government overreach into people's bedrooms and into doctors' offices.

  6. gertie97 says:

    What a pair to draw to.

  7. Andrew Carnegie says:

    I think he was a good choice.

    Buck and Brophy are well aligned with the voters in the district who gave him an over 100,000 margin of victory.

    Brophy should be able to use his Ag background to help with constituent services for a rural district.

    BTW, Wasn't Fluke running for office somewhere?  How did that work out?

  8. marklane1351 says:

    Greg Brophy once tried to have Judge John Coghlin impeached. There was a custody case involving a lesbian couple. One of the women found religion with a group that believed being gay is sinful and wrong. John Coulghlin ruled for joint custody of their adopted daughter with the condition that the daughter could not be taught that being gay is wrong and sinful. Greg Brophy thought this grounds for impeachment. John Andrews told him impeaching a judge was too extreme. Do you know how much of a whack-job you are when John Andrews says you have gone too far?

  9. ZMulls says:

    Bucky & Bro can lead the charge to establish (former) NE Colorado as the 51st state.  I suggest, since Reaganistan has already been suggested for the new nation formed from the Southern US, that the new state be called "RiMGO".  Or maybe Bro-i-stan.

    Tanc can battle it out with BothWays for Governor.

  10. ZMulls says:

    Worry not, AC–I won't.  Bro will help Bucky get back on the bandwagon.  After all, it took Rick Palacion pushing him publicly to get him to take a stand–a decision Buck described as "tough".

  11. Pam Bennett says:

    Two small fish in a pond filled with sharks.  I wonder what stunt they will try to get attention?  Stand in the well and give one minute speeches about the evil that is being gay? Already done.  They, I do consider them an inseparable team like a mono-brow, face a world where no matter how stupid their remarks, they will not have been the first to utter them.  They face a world that is filled it idiots even more idiotic then they are.  They can only hope to have interviews like Gardner will have.  They won't of course, but they can hope.

    If they beg real hard, maybe Cory will let them visit his office.  On the street they face the daunting task of figuring out which food truck is best (my favorite is Red Hook Lobster) while not being recognized by anyone.  Anonymity is the fate of freshman legislators.

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