U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham

Jared Polis’s complete ignorance in the role of our National Guard rocked Colorado circles this week, and now a Washington colleague is weighing in on the gubernatorial candidate’s stunning failure in Basic Governance 101.

We told you yesterday about Polis’s statement to KUSA-9News when asked about sending National Guard troops from Colorado to the border.

He defended his rational for rejecting a presidential deployment for his own political purposes, and said, “it wouldn’t be Colorado National Guard units going to Afghanistan or Iraq. It would be, you know, U.S. military.”

It comes as a great surprise to Polis to learn that, DUH, National Guard troops from Colorado served in Afghanistan and Iraq for years as part of the war on terror.

That includes Lang Sias, the Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, who was deployed to Iraq while serving in the National Guard.

Here’s the priceless reactions from U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, when news of Polis’s blunder reached Washington, D.C.


Coloradans have until 7 p.m. to cast their ballots.