In Which Sen. Tim Neville Prefers The Company of Men

Sen. Tim Neville.

Sen. Tim Neville.

Republican Sen. Tim Neville is generally regarded as one of the most stridently conservative members of the Colorado Senate, and so far this year he's had ample opportunity to prove it. As a member of the Senate Business, Labor, and Finance Committee late last month, Neville helped kill the Colorado Pay Equity Commission, which has now turned into a rallying point for Democrats as they work from the House to get the commission's work reauthorized. More recently, Sen. Neville's sponsorship of legislation reaffirming "parent's rights" to not vaccinate their children in Colorado has made him the local face of the brewing national controversy over vaccination opt-outs. That bill is set to be heard today in the Senate Education Committee.

Yesterday, at the end of debate on another bill, Sen. Neville thanked the members of the GOP-controlled Senate State Affairs Committee for their time, in a manner that was, well, curious. And maybe highly revealing.

SCOTT: Thank you, congratulations Sen. Neville…

NEVILLE: Thank you sir, and as the only other committee that is all male, [Pols emphasis] other than Finance I believe probably in the legislature, it was my pleasure to be here.

Sources tell us that at the moment the words "all male" passed Sen. Neville's lips, another member of the committee Sen. Owen Hill quickly gave the "cut" signal across his throat–that is, "cut the audio!" There's no additional context to provide here. Immediately after this statement, committee chairman Sen. Ray Scott gaveled the hearing to a close, and that was that.

Excusing the title of our post which was strictly for laughs, we're pretty sure we can rule out Sen. Neville preferring all-male committees due to being, you know, gay. We suppose you never really know, and at a certain level, it wouldn't be our business anyway. But with that excluded, it seems like this really was a "joke" about how much easier it is for Neville to work with fellow male legislators. As opposed to those annoying women, with their endless griping about pay equity commissions and tearing up about sexual abuse and so forth.

Which brings us to the possibility, one we cannot rule out, that Sen. Neville wasn't joking at all.

19 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Progressicat says:

    …surprising nobody who's ever heard the name Neville.

  2. Diogenesdemar says:

    Sen Neville prefers the company of [real] Men.  You know, those kind of guys who know what's best for their children, who know what's best for their wives, who know what's best for their automobiles . . . all their property . . . He's a living, breathing Viagra commercial!

  3. notaskinnycook says:

    And then there's Kim Ransome with her bill to roll back transgender students right to use the gender appropriate locker room at school.  Apparently so concerned is she that a predatory 6th grader who is genetically male, will claim transgender status to gain access to the girls' facilities and molest a helpless girl that she wants to put the transgender student in danger of being pounded into mulch by bigger, stronger boys who don't like sissies ( to use a milder word than the poor trans kid is likely to be called).                                                      And, of course, the ineptly named Alliance Defending Freedom was there to help her out.                                                                                                          Fortunately, wiser heads prevailed and the bill went down 7-4 in committee. I swear, Republicans have the most perverted minds.

  4. Moderatus says:

    The humorless left whines again.

  5. FrankUnderwood says:

    Does this mean Neville is a wide-stance conservative?

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