On October 5, organizers in Colorado’s Senate District 19 were certified to collect signatures to recall another state senator who supported expanded gun control legislation earlier this year.
The focus of this recall is senator Evie Hudak (D-Westminster), who sided with recently-recalled Senators John Morse (D-Colo. Springs) and Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) on gun control.
According to Denver’s ABC 7 News, the grassroots group organizing the recall is “Recall Hudak, too.” They now have 60 days to collect “about 18,900 valid signatures.”
Group leader Mike McAlpine explained why the recall effort is underway: “[Hudak] has infringed on our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. [In voting for gun control] she… voted to make all citizens less safe and to drive hundreds of jobs from Colorado.”
The Denver Post reported that Hudak drew unwanted attention to herself earlier this year when she “disrespected [a] rape victim” during legislative gun control hearings. In early March, a rape victim testified against gun control by claiming she might have been able to stop her attacker if she had a gun. Hudak used numbers from a pro-gun control group to counter the rape victim in front of everyone, claiming, “statistics [were] not on [her] side even if [she] had a gun.”
After that incident, Hudak went on to vote for gun control with her fellow Democrats.
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