No wonder Democrats are so sensitive and insistent that elections are being fixed by outside forces, now we have proof that it’s actually the Democrats doing the fixing.
It’s now being revealed that House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer was recorded during a Denver meeting gleefully admitting without shame that the nominee to challenge
Republican U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman had already been chosen among a field of potential contenders, and the chosen one was Jason Crow.
Who chose Crow? Fellow Democratic U.S. Reps. Jared Polis, who is also running for governor. PeakNation™ will recall that when Polis was a superdelegate, he voted for Hillary Clinton instead of Bernie Sanders, who actually won the state caucus.
So Polis is used to ignoring the will of voters and stacking the deck to elect politicians.
Also making the decision was U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, who has her own Democratic challenger to worry about, Saira Rao, who is running on a platform to rid Washington of Democratic Party insiders who act just like this.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter also played kingmaker, and is the only one admitting to favoring Crow. The other Democrats aren’t talking about their backroom decision to pick the Democratic nominee before voters ever got a say in the matter.
The whole conspiracy was actually caught on tape and first published by The Intercept.
The recording is now spreading like wildfire among Beltway newspapers, and Nancy Pelosi, Democratic House leader, is defending the meddling in Colorado’s election.
“I don’t see anything inappropriate in what Mr. Hoyer was engaged in conversation about,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference. “If the realities of life is that some candidates can do better in the general than others, then that’s a clear-eyed conversation that we should be having.”
Pelosi said she’s more concerned that the recording was made and released to the press. In other words, she’s not ashamed of what they are doing, just embarrassed they got caught.
The main thrust of the recording, is Hoyer telling Democrat Levi Tillemann to drop out of the race because the decision to back Crow had already been made.
“Yeah, I’m for Crow. I am for Crow because a judgment was made very early on. I didn’t know Crow. I didn’t participate in the decision. But a decision was made early on by the Colorado delegation,” Hoyer said.
Listen to the recording here, embedded in this very comical rendering of how the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee had the fix in for Colorado.
Crow has yet to comment on whether he was aware that all of the help he was getting from national Democrats was exclusive to his campaign, and not shared with several other contenders for the 6th District.