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Several Colorado Republican U.S. Senate candidates advocate for building Trump’s wall

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  • Several Colorado Republican U.S. Senate candidates advocate for building Trump’s wall

    At least five Republicans running for U.S. Senate in Colorado this year want to see former President Donald Trump’s wall finished along the U.S.-Mexico border.

    Here’s what they said at a candidate forum last week hosted by the Colorado Hispanic Republicans:
    • “We do need the wall,” said Gregory Moore, a Colorado Christian University professor.
    • “Build the wall. Remain in Mexico. Enforce the law,” Eli Bremer, a former El Paso County GOP chairman, said of his immigration platform.
    • “We've got the steel sitting there,” said former Fort Collins city Councilman Gino Campana. “We could put it to work.”
    • State Rep. Ron Hanks said the U.S. needed to “finish the wall” and then “reempower the Border Patrol to arrest.”
    • “We have to secure our border because they are turning Colorado into the drug distribution capital of America,” said Deborah Flora, a conservative former talk radio host. She didn’t mention the wall, but she said she wanted to investigate whether she could impeach President Biden for his immigration policies.

    Joe O’Dea and Peter Yu, two other Republican candidates running to unseat Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet in November, didn’t attend the forum. (You can watch the whole thing here.)

    Some other big lines from the event:
    • Joe Biden is going to be on the ballot in November and he’s going to be on there by the name of Michael Bennet,” Campana said.
    • “We’re not entitled to win (in 2022) and if we act like we’re going to, we’re going to lose this election like we did in 2010 and 2016,” Bremer said.
    • “I do believe that 2022 may be our last chance to save this republic,” Flora said.
    • Hanks said he wouldn’t support Sen. Mitch McConnell to stay on as minority leader because “he has called those of us who went to Jan. 6 insurrectionist, and I am not an insurrectionist.”
    • Hanks said U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz “was actually my (presidential) choice in 2016. I think Trump ended up doing an outstanding job”
    • Daniel Hendricks, the oddball candidate from Pueblo who hasn’t even filed federal paperwork to run for Senate, could not figure out how to activate his microphone until the end of the event. “I want every American to speak English,” he said. “I’m sick and tired of hearing español.”

  • #2
    Good idea - build it in Colorado like Trump wanted to. Keep all the New Mexicans out!!! 👍🏻


    • #3
      The last guy in the story is the apex of today’s GOP.


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        • #5
          Sorry, they had a chance to pass immigration reform and instead passed deficit busting tax cuts.

          There people suck, AND have no credibility