Colorado Democratic Party

08/05/2019 | News release | Archived content

Colorado Dems on Cynical Recall Attempt on Leroy Garcia

Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll released the following statement in response to the news that Colorado Republicans will be collecting signatures to recall State Senator Leroy Garcia:

'As a Marine veteran of the Iraq War, Leroy Garcia served our country with honor. As the State Senator for Pueblo, Leroy has led the charge on innovative legislation to combat the opioid epidemic, and to ensure that veterans can access the proper healthcare they need and opportunities for jobs when they transition into civilian life. This is yet another attempt by Colorado Republicans to steal a Senate seat because they can't win elections through legitimate means. His community re-elected him overwhelmingly by over 70% in 2018, and the people of Pueblo will not fall for this shady attempt by right-wing political operatives to overturn their decision.'