As millionaire Congressman Jared Polis increasingly finds himself on an island isolated from his fellow Democrats, we are starting to wonder… who else from his own party is going to line up against him?
Everyone from embattled Sen. Mark Udall to embattled Gov. John Hickenlooper and former Speaker Andrew Romanoff have all come out against Polis’s fracking ban initiatives. With the prospect of a special session off the table, we want to know which Democrats are with Polis and which ones are against him. Too many have conveniently been trying to fly under the radar on this, and it’s time to hold them accountable.
Senate President Morgan was less than thrilled about a special session, but she has also called for stricter regulations on oil and gas. So, will she stand with Polis?
Rep. Ed Perlmutter has been awfully silent on the issue, too. Liberal bloggers have tried to give Perlmutter cover by claiming he attempted to “talk Polis down,” but we can’t find any public statements from Perlmutter in opposition of the measures themselves. Come to think of it, this is the first time we’ve heard anyone mention Perlmutter tried to talk Polis down. Is that even true?
The stakes of this fight are too high for Democrats to play games and be coy about their positions. We need to know whose side they’re on – Jared Polis’s or the people of Colorado.