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DENVER (CBS4) – For the first time on television, state Sen. Evie Hudak answered her critics in an interview with CBS4 Political Specialist Shaun Boyd.
Hudak is under fire and faces a possible recall over gun control, taxes, and what’s come out of her mouth. If she’s ousted, Republicans would take control of the state Senate.
The latest flap involves door hangers and robocalls that warn neighbors about paid petition gatherers who may be criminals. Hudak says she received one of the door hangers herself and insists she has nothing to do with the group behind them, but she didn’t condemn it either.
“Is this not a scare tactic?” Boyd asked Hudak.
“I don’t know, it depends on what you call scary. Some people would assert that what was contained in those was the truth,” she replied. “I would like to be able to put out all my messages myself, but that’s not possible.”
It’s the second attempt this year to recall Hudak who has been a lightning rod for controversy. During the debate over gun laws this year she told a rape survivor a gun wouldn’t have helped her. And when the school finance bill was up for a vote on the floor she told a Republican colleague who wanted more time to “flip a coin.”
Hudak told Boyd her remarks need context.
“Do you understand why some people might find your remarks offensive, insensitive?” Boyd asked.
“I hear them say that, but I can tell you that my goal is to protect women and families, and to make the best legislation to do that,” she replied.
Petitioners have until Dec. 3 to gather nearly 19,000 signatures needed to force a recall election. Democrats do have another option if Hudak can resign and her party can name a replacement.
“If these petitioners are able to gather enough valid signatures to bring this to a vote, will you resign?” Boyd asked.
“I don’t have any intentions at this time of resigning. We still have a ways to go, I’ll cross bridges if I come to them, but at this time I’m guardedly optimistic it won’t come to that,” she said.
Two other Democratic senators were ousted in recall elections earlier this year, but Hudak says she’s got lots of support from both sides of the aisle. Her district is evenly split among Democrats, Republicans and Independents.
It's time for you to go Hudak, this is the second time I've signed the recall petition for you. This time I also made sure my uncle and grandfather knew where to go to sign as well, and they did.
(And by signing the second time, was due to the fact that I signed the first recall attempt, and then organizers suspended it to work on the Giron and Morse recalls. Now they are back for Hudak, and they stated signatures had to be collected again, basically starting over.)
Good for you , Gris! This sounds like citizen involvement in action!
New domestic violence gun law hits roadblock
MONTROSE, Colo. (AP) - People trying to comply with Colorado's new domestic violence gun law are finding it difficult to find places to turn in their guns.
The new Colorado law requires suspects and restrained parties in domestic violence cases to store their guns and ammunition with authorities or authorized dealers, but many agencies will not accept them because they don't have policies on how to deal with them.
According to the Montrose Daily Press, suspects who are cleared of the offenses can get their guns back.
The law says law enforcement agencies and others approved by lawmakers are not required to accept the guns and ammunition, even though violators face contempt of court charges.
Add to that: 1) ignorance of the law is no excuse and 2) ignorance of ignorant laws is no excuse.
Ignorance of ignorant laws..... hahahahha
Her resignation letter
Or course she resigned, to retain her seat for a demorat.
Bad sign that she resigned. She plans to come back in the future and has not irritated her party by losing a challenge.
I know. And I can't believe what Giron might be up to, running for secretary of state.