Colorado’s state senate president is fighting an effort to recall him with an incumbent’s dream slogan: “Better to be Safe than Sorry.”
Senate President John Morse and Sen. Angela Giron, both headed for Colorado’s two historic recall elections Sept. 10, gave 300 word statements to the county clerks for both El Paso County and Pueblo County, where the recalls will be held. The statements will be included, along with he arguments of those who want to throw Morse and Giron out of office, on the recall ballots.
Morse and Giron were targeted for their support of tough new gun control legislation, specifically a law that limits the number of rounds in ammunition magazines and one requiring universal background checks.
The recall elections are the first in Colorado history and Morse and Giron tried everything from administrative challenges to courtroom fights to try to stop them. In the end, whether they stay or go may well come down to the statements printed on the ballot.