SEE: https://www.jihadwatch.org/2024/02/colorado-far-left-house-speaker-denies-recognition-of-families-of-hamas-victims; republished below in full, unedited, for informational, educational, & research purposes:
Said Julie McCluskie: “I did not have assurances that members on both sides of the aisle would rise to the occasion, and I had concerns that continuing to bring this issue into the chamber would have had long term detrimental impacts on how we are able to work together for the people of Colorado.”
Yet far-left Democrats are the ones who have caused all the troubles regarding civility in the Colorado House chamber. McCluskie likely didn’t want to appear to be pro-Israel when the Democrats’ thoroughly and efficiently propagandized far-left base passionately hates the Jewish state.
“Families of Hamas victims denied Colo state House visit by Democrat leader,” Colorado Peak Politics, February 6, 2024:
Decorum in the state legislature sunk to an embarrassing new low this week under the rule of Democrat House Speaker Julie McCluskie.
Several dignitaries and family members of some of those kidnapped in the Oct. 7 Hamas attack on Israel were denied recognition on the House floor.
They were banned by McCluskie who admitted she could not maintain civility among the lawmakers to treat the visitors and victims with civility.
Instead, McCluskie demanded respect for the radicals who have recently behaved so abhorrently towards Jewish lawmakers, that at least one has resigned in frustration.
“We must respect the deep personal connections members in this chamber have to this ongoing tragedy. I did not have assurances that members on both sides of the aisle would rise to the occasion, and I had concerns that continuing to bring this issue into the chamber would have had long term detrimental impacts on how we are able to work together for the people of Colorado.”
Nice try McCluskie, but it’s your Democrats like Elisabeth Epps who protested from the House gallery and heckled Jewish lawmakers on the floor who are the problem.
Then there’s Tim Hernandez who took down the U.S. flag on his desk and replaced it with a flag that represents Palestinians….
After his guests were blocked by McCluskie at the last minute, the dignitaries were instead honored in the Senate chambers….