House Speaker Julie McCluskie says it would be a complete waste of time to let Republicans bring articles of impeachment against Secretary of State Jena Griswold.

But sure, she’ll consider it.

The Democrat’s weak-kneed comments came on the heels of Attorney General Phil Weiser’s analysis of how impeachment proceedings against an elected official in Colorado would proceed and on what grounds.

He advised the ball is in the speaker’s court, should she ever be inclined to run with it.

Based on what the Denver Gazette is reporting, McCluskie has no inclination whatsoever to touch that political football.

From The Gazette:

“I continue to consider what is in the best interests of the House and this institution, and I will communicate next steps to my caucus and the Minority as soon as I have decided how we will proceed.”

McCluskie added she believes the resolution is an “unwarranted waste of time.”

We understand the frustration of voters at Griswold’s partisan history of political hackery and she will no doubt be remembered as the worst secretary of state in Colorado history.

At least we hope so. She should not become the standard.

But McCluskie’s not wrong. In this Democrat-controlled House, an impeachment resolution doesn’t stand a snowball’s chance in Hell of serious consideration, let alone passage.

So Griswold will skate and capitalize on her malfeasance as a campaign platform to run for the Democrats’ gubernatorial nominee in 2026.

We commend Republicans for making the effort and putting Griswold and the Democrats on notice that her eagerly partisan cooperation and actions to get a presidential candidate removed from Colorado’s ballot is an impeachable offense.

As Weiser noted in his analysis, malfeasance can be charged for “performing a discretionary act with an improper or corrupt motive.”

We expect an impeachment process would have unearthed evidence that Griswold went beyond the bounds of her authority to make sure the case to remove Donald Trump from the ballot succeeded in Colorado.

Hell, an enterprising reporter with any skills or dedication to being a government watchdog would already be using the open records act to obtain emails between Griswold and her staff, as well as outside partisan parties participating in the lawsuit.