Earlier today, in protest of a law 1,400 miles away in a state in which she has never been elected, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold issued an edict calling for state employees to boycott Alabama following the signage of an Alabama law that would restrict abortion.
As you would expect, she got a ton of flack for it – not from Republicans, but from journalists who rightly thought the gesture was dumb.
Westword’s Ana Campbell notes that this gesture will do nothing to change the law.
A “symbolic gesture” that will have zero impact on Alabama but will get your name in a headline. Woof. https://t.co/6eUjKOprKg
— Ana Campbell (@journoana) May 16, 2019
And Colorado Sun’s Jesse Paul pointed out that no state employees were actually slated to go to Alabama.
FWIW, I just checked with the Secretary of State’s Office and no state employees were actually slated to go to Alabama this year because there’s a regional training in Denver. #copolitics https://t.co/jsUEBL2Jbu
— Jesse Aaron Paul (@JesseAPaul) May 16, 2019
9News’ Marshall Zelinger sarcastically nailed it by basically noting that this was simply Griswold posturing for a potential U.S. Senate run against Republican U.S. Senator Cory Gardner.
— Marshall Zelinger (@Marshall9News) May 16, 2019
Let’s just call this a swing and a miss, as usual, for Griswold who is more interested in her next political promotion than actually doing her job.