Gazette hits liberal Rep. Weissman for holding up bill to crack down on drug dealers

By Matt Connelly
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One day after Campfire Colorado’s story on liberal Rep. Weissman holding up Sen. Byron Pelton’s bill to hold drug dealers accountable, the Gazette’s editorial board is out with a piece this morning hitting the liberal chair of the House Judiciary Committee:

Gazette Editorial: Drug deaths mount – as a bill goes missing

“It was supposed to be heard by the House Judiciary Committee, but by most accounts, committee Chair Mike Weissman, D-Aurora, who controls the flow of legislation in the committee, has bottled it up. (We reached out to Weissman but hadn’t heard back by press time.)

What’s the holdup? In all likelihood, it’s the same in the Democratic-controlled House as it was in the Senate. Notably, justice-reform hardliners don’t want to take a chance that their many moderate and sensible Democratic colleagues will cross party lines and vote for the bill…

As of Wednesday, SB 23-109 still wasn’t on the House calendar. It’s time for the Legislature’s Democratic leaders to set aside blind dogma — and save lives. Give this bill a hearing, and pass it into law.”

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Matt Connelly is the founder of Campfire Colorado. Follow him on Twitter @MattConnelly.