GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.—On Friday, Colorado Senate Pres. John Morse, D-Fountain, took time from ramming anti-Second Amendment legislation through the state Senate to be a guest on The Rachel Maddow Show. There, he told Maddow that he has advised Democratic state senators to ignore their constituents.
“Even though, you know, at this point, when you’re getting thousands of emails, you can’t read all of them, physically anyway. But it’s…We just have to stay away from some of this toxicity. We get the point that some of these folks think their Second Amendment rights are being abridged.… It’s not worth getting into that argument with them, and, so, just move along and don’t read any more of these than you absolutely have to, because it will wear on your psyche.”
Many Democratic legislators are taking Morse’s advice to heart, including Senate Majority Leader Morgan Carroll, D-Aurora, and state Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo, who skipped-out on their scheduled town hall meetings without notice.
Colorado Republican Committee Chairman Ryan Call said that while we should be disappointed that Morse and his fellow Democrats are ignoring their constituents, we shouldn’t be surprised—
“Whether Sen. Morse is forcing through tax increases on struggling families and seniors, increasing regulations on small business owners, or taking away Second Amendment rights, he and his fellow Democrats know that they are not representing their constituents. So, Sen. Morse is publicly telling his members to ignore the voters. Sen. Morse and Democratic legislators are paid to represent the people of Colorado, and they can’t do that if they’re ditching town hall meetings and ignoring emails from constituents.”
You can see Morse advising Senate Democrats to ignore their constituents here.