For the first time in Colorado State history a State Legislator has officially been recalled.
The successful recall of Democrat State Senator John Morse required that only 7,178 signatures be acquired, however more than DOUBLE (16,000+) the necessary amount of signatures were acquired demonstrating the outrage his constituents are expressing over his clear disdain not only for the 2nd amendment but for is blatant disregard for the wishes of the citizens he reports to.
According to the Associated Press, Morse has angered the gun rights community by advocating some of the strictest gun laws in the country.
An issue committee formed to support Morse, “A Whole Lotta People for John Morse,” made robo-calls suggesting the petition-gatherers were criminals and perverts. The effort was so outrageous that it created a backlash, doubling the recall signature count overnight. Morse people dogged signature gatherers, attempting to be confrontational and pick fights.
From this point, the Colorado Secretary or State has 15 days to verify signatures on the recall petitions. Then Morse has a period to challenge the signatures before a recall election is set. The latest the recall election could occur would be October.
Refusal to listen to his constituents is par for the course for Morse, who on national television described how he counseled fellow senators to ignore their constituents’ email and calls and vote for the gun control bills.
That arrogant attitude was cited more than any other by people signing the recall petition. A large number of people signing the petition said they had voted for Morse and wanted to fix their mistake.
“We want a representative, not a ruler,” Harris said. “Morse has tried to be a ruler and we’re firing him.”
Gun rights advocates are also targeting Democratic Sen. Angela Giron of Pueblo, Colorado. Signatures are due next week for that recall effort.
If Morse is recalled and replaced by a Republican, Democrats will lose control of the state senate. Nonetheless, he said the he believes in what he’s doing.
The Democratic legislator backed an even stricter law that would make gun owners liable in some cases for damage caused by their weapons. The latter measure was never ratified.