U.S. Rep. Jason Crow broke a campaign promise to voters of the 6th Congressional District and it barely registered as a blip on the media’s radar screen.
Because they probably didn’t agree with the Democrat’s pledge to vote against Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House.
It turns out campaign promises only count for a little while, then it’s totally okay to break one’s word with an incredibly lame excuse.
From the Denver Post:
In early 2019, Rep. Jason Crow, an Aurora Democrat, declined to vote for Pelosi, upholding a promise he had made while campaigning the year before. Crow said then that new blood was needed within Democratic leadership.
And Rep. Ed Perlmutter, an Arvada Democrat, was among several House Democrats that pushed back against Pelosi, but struck a compromise with her before the vote and ultimately helped elect Pelosi in January 2019.
The Post failed to remind readers Perlmutter actually lead the fight to push Pelosi out of leadership, then brokered a last-minute deal to ensure she was elected speaker in 2019.
Pelosi barely won reelection Sunday to lead the House by only seven votes with all four of Colorado’s House Democrats voting for her.
Colorado’s GOP delegation — Ken Buck, Doug Lamborn, and Lauren Boebert, all voted for the Republican speaker candidate, U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy.