Republicans will finally get their day in the state legislature with articles of impeachment against Colorado’s fanatically partisan election chief and Secretary of State Jena Griswold.

Democrat House Speaker Julie McCluskie has relented to allow a House hearing in the Judiciary Committee.

Democrats outnumber Republicans on this panel, so the Speaker can rest assured the impeachment will never reach the floor for a final vote.

McCluskie is betting her Democrats will swiftly dispense with accusations that Griswold was out to get Trump (she was) just because Griswold was named as a defendant on the lawsuit to remove the former president from the ballot.

Griswold publicly cheered in favor of her losing the lawsuit, while beating up on Trump all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court and back.

The evidence against Griswold in articles III and VI is also damning and plentiful.


For malfeasance in office for playing partisan politics in her office as the Secretary of State of Colorado, which should remain neutral and unbiased as the state’s chief elections officer, by making public statements about President Trump and the Colorado Supreme Court’s decision.


For malfeasance in office for abusing the public trust and prejudicing the public’s confidence in the Colorado Secretary of State’s office and the state’s elections system by misusing her official powers in a manner calculated to subvert the lawful operation of the Colorado Secretary of State’s office to obstruct the fair and impartial administration of justice.

In fact, Griswold proved again this week her penchant for playing partisan politics, abusing the public trust, and prejudicing the public’s confidence in the state’s election system.

Here’s her reaction to the impeachment hearing from Colorado Politics:

“The Colorado Republican Party continues to focus on conspiracies and political games,” she said. “I will not be intimidated by this baseless proceeding. While Republican House Legislators waste taxpayer dollars to score cheap political points, I’ll be doing my job of ensuring every Colorado voter — Republican, Democratic, and Unaffiliated alike — can make their voices heard in free and fair elections.”

This kind of hateful rhetoric from a secretary of state is more likely to fuel suspicion of election fairness than to inspire confidence in one’s professionalism of office.

That’s not being conspiratorial. The obvious fact is that Griswold’s mega prejudicial approach to her office is resulting in prejudice amongst the people who have no confidence in this person to do the job to which she was elected.

Democrats obviously plan to have their cake and eat it too, by allowing the resolution to be heard in a house committee hearing where it will certainly die a quick death, without a messy vote by the full House or a trial in the state Senate.

Republicans best be on their game to use what little time the Democrats will allow to make their case against Griswold.