Earlier this week we called out House Speaker Mark Ferrandino (D-Denver) for blocking Treasurer Walker Stapleton from sitting on a task force set to study Coloradans’ retirement savings. After two days of pressure, Ferrandino ultimately caved and let Stapleton on the task force, but not before throwing a temper tantrum on the house floor:
Stapleton’s Campaign Manger Michael Fortney described Ferrandino’s rant as “fairly aggressive.” We would call it unprofessional and not befitting of a statesman. It’s one thing to debate an idea and to question a policy, but it’s quite another to lob personal attacks from the House floor. If Ferrandino ever wonders what’s wrong with politics, he should take a look in the mirror.