GOP Rep Threatens Own Constituents

The Party of Perverts, Liars, Jerks, and Thieves strikes again:

Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) is apologizing to a couple in his district who complained that he left them two threatening voice mails after they wrote a critical letter to the editor about the freshman member.

…Jonathan and Anna Bartha…gave the Denver Post access to two voice-mails they received from Lamborn in which he told them there would be "consequences" if they did not withdraw a letter to the editor of a local newspaper. In the letter to the editor, the couple took issue with a $1,000 contribution Lamborn received from the International Game Technology PAC on the basis that it contradicted his stated anti-gambling stance.

…In the Denver Post article, Anna Bartha said Lamborn’s threat of "consequences" made them feel "threatened and intimidated, and quite frankly, scared."

…Ken Gross, an ethics lawyer at Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, said Lamborn’s voice mails do not appear to cross any legal lines, although it’s not something "you necessarily want repeated on the front page of the paper."
Indeed not. Especially after having publicly "strongly supported" the recent School Board campaign of Anna Bartha. 'Cuz, ya know, people with functioning brains might put two and two together about how you actually are trying to threaten, intimidate, and scare people you have the capacity to help or hurt.

Meanwhile, Lamborn's defense of the original matter raised by the Barthas, the contribution from IGT, is classic: It's his wife's fault!

After saying that he returned the check without depositing it, and then being presented with Federal Election Commission records showing that it had indeed been deposited and failing to show it had ever been returned, Lamborn calls the whole thing "simply a bureaucratic snafu and that he returned the check sometime in June, when his wife, who handles the mail, first learned of it. He said it had been a difficult, busy time for his wife, who was shuttling from Colorado to Illinois to help her mother, who was suffering from cancer and died a few months ago." Nice one.

Anyway, you'll be happy to hear that Lamborn has written a letter to his "brother and sister in Christ" apologizing "for any confusion my voice mail may have caused."

Yeah, I don't really think they were "confused" at all, dipshit.

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