Colorado Speaker Points to Abortion Bills, Says GOP Hasn’t Learned
What’s important to the GOP? It’s not really the deficit.
Democratic House Speaker Mark Ferrandino dinged Republicans Thursday for introducing abortion measures, saying the party didn’t learn from last year’s election.
Democrats regained the majority in the House, knocking out four incumbents, and kept their majority in the Senate.
“Lessons on the campaign trail over the last year haven’t been learned,” Ferrandino said. “They say this is not their agenda, but it is one of the first bills introduced by the Republican Party.”
House Minority Leader Mark Waller, R-Colorado Springs, said he’s not going to tell members what kind of legislation they can introduce.
“We’re not going to be the kind of caucus that puts our thumbs on people and says, ‘This is what you get to do and this is what you don’t get to do,’ ” he said. “Everyone is elected independently by their own districts.”
Rep. Steve Humphrey, R-Severa nce, introduced House Bill 1033, which outlaws abortion, including in cases of rape or incest.