OK, that’s not exactly what was said. The except below is exactly what was said by Hickenlooper in a recent interview with USA Today.
“Colorado is a state that people like to be themselves and solve their own problems,” the Democratic governor said in an interview with Capital Download, USA TODAY’s weekly video newsmaker series. “They don’t really like outside organizations meddling in their affairs, and maybe the NRA gets a pass on that.
Hickenlooper made the statements above in an interview about looming recall efforts against Evie Hudak. Hudak famously or infamously dismissed/contradicted rape survivor Amanda Collins during Collins’ testimony before Veteran and Military Affairs Committee meeting. Collins explained that had she been able to carry a gun, she might not have been raped but, Hudak insisted Collins was better off being unarmed saying, “…statistics are not on your side.” Hudak went on to say that had Collins had a gun the night she was raped, Collins’ attacker would have taken her gun from her and used it to kill Collins. Even if Hudak has statistics on her side, common sense says there is little to be gained from publicly rebuking a rape victim and basically telling her, “You would have been raped anyway…having a gun just would have meant, he’d kill you too.” For all the talk of a Republican “War on Women,” Hudak (a Democrat) doesn’t seem to be interested in helping women much at all and is as sexist as it gets. There just might be enough steam left in the recall engine to burn her to the ground.