Colorado Republicans Allowed to Propose Impeachment against Jena Griswold
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Colorado Republicans Allowed to Propose Impeachment against Jena Griswold

After a waiting period of nearly two months, House Speaker Julie McCluskie, D-Dillon, has permitted the introduction of a resolution by House Republicans seeking the impeachment of Secretary of State Jena Griswold.

Sponsored by Rep. Ryan Amagost of Berthoud and House Minority Leader Rose Pugliese of Colorado Springs, HR 1006 focuses on the decision by the Colorado Supreme Court to remove Trump from the state’s presidential primary ballot by a 4-3 vote.

The resolution alleges that Griswold’s statements constitute malfeasance in office, dereliction of duty, unfitness for office, and abuse of the public trust, and calls for her impeachment.

Assigned to the House Judiciary Committee, the resolution is scheduled for a hearing next Tuesday and is anticipated to fail on a party-line vote.

In a statement on Thursday, McCluskie criticized the resolution as a “waste” of time but noted that a hearing would help “set the record straight.”

“Hearing this resolution in the Judiciary committee will limit the time wasted on this topic, while respecting that it is a top priority for House Republicans to have it introduced and openly debated,” the speaker said. “In an age when misinformation and conspiracy theories attack the integrity of our elections, we believe a public hearing to set the record straight on this issue is in the best interest of our democracy.”

McCluskie also characterized the resolution as a political maneuver aimed at rallying support for House Republicans among MAGA supporters.

“It’s clear that the minority’s primary complaint is that the Secretary of State shares the view of the Colorado Supreme Court that Donald Trump engaged in insurrection against the United States. Instead of protecting our democracy, Republicans are defending Trump,” she said.

Griswold echoed similar sentiments, condemning the Republican Party’s focus on conspiracies and political maneuvers.

“The Colorado Republican Party continues to focus on conspiracies and political games,” she said. “I will not be intimidated by this baseless proceeding

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