快乐飞艇开奖app

For Republicans, There Are No Rules Worth Respecting—Not Even Their Own

The shenanigans of a Colorado GOP "central committee"—yes, think Brezhnev—showcase the entire attitude.

colorado springs, co   february 20 rep ken buck r co shakes hands with president donald trump on stage during a keep america great rally on february 20, 2020 in colorado springs, colorado vice president mike pence and sen cory gardner, a first term republican up for reelection this year, joined trump at the rally photo by michael ciaglogetty images
Michael CiagloGetty Images

Rep. Ken Buck, Republican of Colorado, is one of the more obscure nuisances in the Republican minority. He’s neither as loud as Jim Jordan nor as psychedelically nutty as Louie Gohmert. But he does have his moments. From the :

Colorado Republican Party Chair Ken Buck, a U.S. representative from Windsor, pressured a local party official to submit incorrect election results to set the primary ballot for a state Senate seat, according to an audio recording of a conference call obtained by The Denver Post. “You’ve got a sitting congressman, a sitting state party chair, who is trying to bully a volunteer — I’m a volunteer; I don’t get paid for this — into committing a crime,” Eli Bremer, the GOP chairman for state Senate District 10, told The Post on Wednesday, confirming the authenticity of the recording. “To say it’s damning is an understatement.”

快乐飞艇开奖appBuck is a member of Congress. Why he would meddle this way in a state senate election back home is not for small minds to ponder.

In merciful brief, two Republicans run for an open seat. To qualify for the ballot in November, a candidate must get 30 percent of the Republican vote. One of the guys gets 24 percent but screams foul, and the whole matter goes before the state GOP central committee. (Yeah, I’m thinking about Brezhnev too.) Enter Congressman Buck, whose eye, it would appear, is on the sparrow.

The central committee consists of nearly 500 members, including elected officials and county officers. About 200 were on the line during an April 17 conference call in which the group voted to place Stiver on the ballot for the seat, even though he failed to receive 30% of the district’s votes. After the vote, Buck asked Bremer, the District 10 chair, whether he would comply with the committee’s decision. “Do you understand the order of the executive committee and the central committee that you will submit the paperwork to include Mr. Stiver and Mr. Liston on the ballot, with Mr. Liston receiving the top-line vote?” Buck said on the call.

Chairman Bremer don’t take no mess.

“Uh, yes, sir, I understand the central committee has adopted a resolution that requires me to sign a false affidavit to the state,” Bremer replied. “And will you do so?” Buck said. Bremer: “I will seek legal counsel as I am being asked to sign an affidavit that states Mr. Stiver received 30% of the vote. I need to seek legal counsel to find out if I am putting myself in jeopardy of a misdemeanor for doing that. ” Buck: “And you understand that it is the order of the central committee that you do so?”

Da, Comrade Congresscritter. Bremer refused to file a false affadavit. (Good move, by the way.) But Buck’s clumsy attempt to put his thumb, both feet, and a walrus on the scale didn’t sit well in Colorado. In a small way, this is characteristic of the modern GOP’s attitude toward electoral politics. There are no rules worth respecting, not even their own.

“How in the heck is the Republican Party going to go out and say we’re for the rule of law except when it applies to us — we can do whatever we want to?” Bremer said. “That’s not my Republican Party.”

Again, not for small minds to ponder.

Respond to this post on the Esquire Politics Facebook page .

This content is created and maintained by a third party, and imported onto this page to help users provide their email addresses. You may be able to find more information about this and similar content at piano.io
Advertisement - Continue Reading Below
精准免费的幸运飞艇神计划计划 二分飞艇计划预测 飞艇计划app开奖 幸运飞艇属于福彩不属于 幸运飞艇3把必中 幸运飞艇怎么样跟计划稳赚 飞艇1期计划 幸运飞艇开奖结果纪录完整版 辛运飞艇精准在线8码计划 幸运飞艇定位胆可以买几个数字 幸运飞艇【上恒达集团~HD161。COM~平台】 幸运飞艇【上恒达集团~HD161。COM~平台】 幸运飞艇【上恒达集团~HD161。COM~平台】 澳门百家乐【上恒达集团~HD161。COM~平台】 澳门百家乐【上恒达集团~HD161。COM~平台】 澳门百家乐【上恒达集团~HD161。COM~平台】 六合彩公司【上恒达集团~HD161。COM~平台】