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gmsjs90 / Pixabay The gun control bill in question would have passed regardless of whether or not Rep. Hugh McKean, the House minority leader in the Colorado legislature, had voted “yes,” but the mistake could prove to be a costly one with voters in his district.
The snafu happened a couple of days ago, during the voting on a bill that would prevent individuals convicted of some misdemeanor offenses from legally purchasing a firearm for five years after their conviction or guilty plea. Republicans in the Colorado House had been unified in their opposition to the Democrats’ gun control bills, until the vote for HB 1298 was tabulated . So Assistant Minority Leader Tim Geitner said he and the minority leader, Hugh McKean , each did a double-take when they looked at the large electronic boards that tally House votes and realized one Republican had been a yes on the bill. “We were trying to look at the count like, ‘Well, who did we lose?’” Geitner said. “And it clicked for him like, ‘Oh …’” Geitner said that’s the moment they both realized the lone GOP yes vote came from McKean, who had hit the wrong button by accident. “And I could tell you, his face turned about 50 shades of red. You could see that he was, you know, like, ‘I need to make this right.’” Ordinarily this wouldn’t be a big deal. There’s nothing stopping Democrats from allowing McKean a do-over, other than the fact that they could now spin their gun control bill as having bi-partisan support, even though McKean didn’t mean to vote for the bill. As it turns out, when McKean asked that his vote be corrected, the Democrats in control of the House said no. His request for a redo required support from two-thirds of his colleagues, but not enough Democrats backed him, instead following the recommendation of their leadership to vote no. “I understand and appreciate your situation, and will take this moment to remind us all that on third readings, we really should have our computers closed and our phones down and […]
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Most “Conservative” News Outlets Are on the Big Tech Teat
Not long ago, conservative media was not beholden to anyone. Today, most sites are stuck on the Big Tech gravy train.
I’ll keep this short. The rise of Pandemic Panic Theater, massive voter fraud, and other “taboo” topics have neutered a majority of conservative news sites. You’ll notice they are very careful about what topics they tackle. Sure, they’ll attack Critical Race Theory, Antifa, and the Biden-Harris regime, but you won’t see them going after George Soros, Bill Gates, the World Economic Forum, or the Deep State, among others.
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