In a brutal day for John Hickenlooper, the Ethics Committee voted unanimously to hold the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate in contempt for defying a subpoena to appear at his own ethics hearing.
Hickenlooper’s taxpayer-funded lawyer maintained all day that Hickenlooper would not honor the subpoena, before completely flip-flopping at the 11th hour. In an embarrassing moment for everyone, Hick’s lawyer wasn’t even able to get him on the phone.
The flip-flop did not go over well with the Ethics Commission, which had just spent 6 hours doing their job and evaluating Hick’s egregious ethics abuses.
Ethics commissioners are livid at John Hickenlooper’s suggestion he testify June 16. Not one has stated support, several have said they have no trust in Hickenlooper, and they say they are insulted by his June 16 offer. #cosen #copolitics
— Justin Wingerter (@JustinWingerter) June 4, 2020
Commissioner Leone, former U.S. Attorney: “By failing to honor the subpoena of the commission, (Hickenlooper) has indicated a disrespect for the rule of law, a disrespect for the commission, a disrespect for the process, a disrespect for the parties and the witnesses ….”
— Andy Kenney (@AndyKnny) June 4, 2020
The commission will reconvene Friday to decide what penalties to impose on Hickenlooper for his complete “disregard for the rule of law.”
Meanwhile, at the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Chuck Schumer is most likely asking his aides to get Andrew Romanoff on the phone, stat!