Three Colorado members of congress voted against backing the blue – The Denver Post

The attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 by President Donald Trump’s supporters resulted in one of the largest tallies of injuries among law enforcement in the United States in a single day since 9/11.

The violence inflicted upon police officers by Trump supporters who were ginned up by the “big lie” that the election was stolen, included cracked ribs, shattered spinal disks and even a heart attack caused by an insurrectionist zapping a cop repeatedly with a stun gun. Two police officers died by suicide after the attack. Scores of cops have suffered immense post-traumatic stress disorder, and dozens of officers contracted COVID-19 from the maskless insurrectionists.

A geophysicist from Colorado is accused of dragging an officer onto the steps of the capitol where he was violently beaten repeatedly with an American Flag while other rioters stomped him chanting, I am not making this up, “USA, USA, USA.”

And still, a Reuters/Ipsos poll last month found that “53% of Republicans believe Trump, their party’s nominee, is the ‘true president’ now, compared to 3% of Democrats and 25% of all Americans.” Not “do they wish he were still president” or “do they think he should still be president,” they think he is the “true president” right now. Locally, a Keating/OnSight poll from April found 67% of Colorado Republicans said the November 2020 election “was stolen from Donald Trump.”

As such, faced with a bill to create an independent, bipartisan commission to fully investigate the insurrection, Colorado’s own lead Trump sycophant, Congresswoman Lauren Boebert tweeted:

She did vote no, as did her Republican colleagues Rep. Ken Buck and Rep. Doug Lamborn, who is currently being sued by a former staffer for a long list of offenses and humiliations too numerous to catalog here. The bill to create the commission passed the House anyway, with 35 Republicans from other states having the courage to vote yes before meeting its fate in a Senate filibuster led by Sen. Mitch McConnell after begging other Republican senators to block the creation of the commission “as a personal favor.”

I have to believe that if anyone other than a horde waving Trump flags attacked the United States Capitol resulting in the injury of American police officers, this bill would have passed with zero “no” votes. But, because a majority of the GOP seems to have completely and willfully lost their grip on reality and exists solely to satiate the fragile ego of a disgraced, defeated little man sitting by himself somewhere in Mar a Lago, when given the opportunity to acknowledge those who were injured defending these very politicians themselves from the insurrectionists, who did the self-proclaimed “blue lives matter” people side with?

The Democrats in Colorado’s congressional delegation, Reps. Diana DeGette, Joe Neguse, Jason Crow and Ed Perlmutter all voted yes, as did our two U.S. Senators John Hickenlooper and Michael Bennet. So, overall, six out of the nine members of our federal delegation voted for protecting democracy, investigating treason, and pursuing accountability for those who brutally assaulted dozens of police officers. The other three did not.

Last weekend on NBC’s Meet the Press, Congressman Crow laid out the stakes incredibly well, “we have a growing violent extremism movement in the United States. We have the spreading of the ‘big lie’ that’s being used for further voter suppression laws around the country, and a growing number of Republicans are starting to believe more and more the ‘big lie’ and undermine the legitimacy of the Biden presidency.”

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