On Tuesday night, a student at University of Colorado Denver was arrested by Secret Service for trying to throw glitter at Mitt Romney. Now sources are telling Colorado Peak Politics that the "glitter bomber" worked for the Colorado state Senate Democrats. This session.

The student in question, Peter Smith, faces up to 6 months in prison for "creating a disturbance, throwing a missile and an unlawful act on school property," according to Denver Police spokesman Sonny Jackson.

Our sources are saying he was fired by the Senate Democrats either yesterday or today.

Glitter bombing has become a tool of liberal gay rights activists who somehow in their deluded minds think that throwing glitter at politicians will change their views on gay marriage. 

Just as Occupy Denver thought defecating on public property would reduce income inequality, liberal activists seem to think drawing unflattering attention to themselves will do something other than just embarrass themselves. 

What is already a stupid and counterproductive act — throwing glitter, really? — becomes much more serious when it is used with a Secret Service protectee. As Roger Simon of Politico has said, the Secret Service has no way of knowing if the substance is glitter or anthrax. 

In a video captured by The Denver Post, you can see Mitt Romney moving swiftly out of the way, avoiding the glitter, while the "glitter bomber/Senate Democrat aide" is forcibly ejected from the room by Secret Service.

Senate President Brandon Shaffer — call your office. You have a public apology to make for your staff.

When was he hired? When was he fired? Did Smith ever mention at work that he intended on attacking Romney at his event? The Senate Democrats have some serious questions to answer and the press needs to ask them.

Peter Smith has said he doesn’t regret his act.

Brandon Shaffer, do you regret hiring him?

(Photo Credit: JeremyJojola.com)

UPDATE: Peter Smith tells The Denver Post that he “decided to do it at the last minute.” So he just happens to be chilling at a Romney event with a glitter bomb and said, ah, what the hell?


UPDATE 2: A reader emails to ask if it’s policy that Senate Democrat aides must carry glitter at all times.


UPDATE 3: Shades of Ariel Attack? In 2009, a liberal activist who went by the nickname “Ariel Attack” smashed the windows at the Colorado Democrat Party HQ in an effort to discredit conservatives.  


UPDATE 4: The Associated Press confirms he was fired today.