The gun-loving, conspiracy-theory-spouting congresswoman from Western Colorado has been in office for just over two weeks. But calls for her to resign, including a petition signed by more than 32,000 Coloradans, are growing by the day.
Moments after the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time, the Colorado congressman spoke with 5280 about what this historic week has been like for him and his colleagues.
From COVID-19 to increased scrutiny, there was no shortage of things that made it difficult to operate an election in 2020. But with the help of a few pandemic-friendly tweaks, Colorado’s existing system proved it was up to the task.
Over nearly two decades, as Cory Gardner and John Hickenlooper ascended in Centennial State politics, they were cordial, collaborative, and maybe even friends. Now, their bloody race for the U.S. Senate might be the death knell of Colorado bipartisanship.