The idea she's [Kristi Burton Brown] not filing this recall as a party officer is a joke,” said Morgan Carroll, Colorado Democratic Party Chair.
Colorado GOP Vice-Chair Initiates Recall Against Rep. Tom Sullivan, Who Sponsored 'Red Flag' Gun Law
Sullivan has made passing stricter gun laws one of his signature issues. He lost his son Alex in the Aurora theater shooting, which he calls "the hardest thing I've ever dealt with."
The tumultuous, four-month legislative session ended a week ago, and saw few policy victories for the state GOP.
“I think that probably does fire up their base, but you cannot win an election in Colorado with the Republican base alone,” said Colorado Democratic Party chairwoman Morgan Carroll.
U.S Rep. Ken Buck was elected on the fourth ballot to be the chairman of the Colorado Republican Party for the next two years -- which will include the 2020 re-election bids of President Donald Trump and Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner.
As the GOP chooses its next leader on Saturday, the question is, what kind of difference can the winner make in a state that seems to be moving from purple to blue?
The dispute started when Republicans, angry at how quickly Democrats were moving an oil and gas bill through the Senate, asked that a different 2,000-page bill be read out loud in the chamber.
Democratic strategist Maria Cardona said it’s not that Democrats wouldn’t prefer working with Republicans, “it’s that Democrats tried it and got screwed.”
Republicans now hold 24 out of 65 seats in the House, the lowest number since 1965.
The minority party doesn’t have a lot of options to slow down the process.