March 12, 2019

Denver, CO — In response to legal action taken by Colorado Senate Republicans, President Leroy M. Garcia released the following statement:

“When I accepted the gavel, I said that the people of Colorado did not elect us to engage in political gamesmanship. In that spirit, I have given every bill a fair hearing and have been committed to working across the aisle.

But Senate Republicans have decided to employ unprecedented partisan tactics, abuse taxpayer dollars, and waste time that could be spent working for the people of Colorado. This political gamesmanship is more fitting of Washington, D.C. than Colorado — we are better than this.

It is not too late. My door is open, and my colleagues are welcome to discuss how we can come together to ensure we pass the best policy for Coloradans – like we were elected to do.”