Colorado Democrats to Colorado Republicans: Condemn Trump’s Support for Foreign Interference in U.S. Elections
Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll released the following statement in response to President Trump saying that he would welcome foreign interference into our elections:
“It’s time for Chairman Ken Buck, Cory Gardner, and Colorado Republicans to put country over party and join us in condemning the President in the harshest terms possible for openly welcoming foreign interference in our elections. We already know the Russian government tried to influence the elections in 2016, and the idea that a sitting U.S. President would openly accept ‘dirt’ on a political opponent from a foreign entity is un-American to the highest degree,” said Carroll.
“Considering the Colorado Republican Party’s recent history* of trying to take seats through less than honest avenues, Coloradans deserve to know whether they will disavow all foreign interference in our elections, even when President Trump welcomes it — or if they are simply just yes-men for Trump,” Carroll concluded.
*In addition to the sham recalls they launched, Colorado Republicans are also known for spending hundreds of thousands of dollars to hire Cambridge Analytica during the 2014 election cycle. Cambridge Analytica — which was also hired by then-candidate Trump’s campaign — is the now-defunct consulting firm that was found to have improperly mined millions of Facebook users’ data and use that information to influence election outcomes.