Yesterday, 9NEWS in Denver broke the story of Coffman’s shocking and hateful remarks at a fundraiser in Elbert County this past weekend.
“I don’t know whether Barack Obama was born in the United States of America. I don’t know that,” Coffman said. “But I do know this, that in his heart, he’s not an American. He’s just not an American.” 1
When news reporters contacted Coffman yesterday with a recording of his remarks in hand, he was quick to apologize. But radical and divisive statements from Congressman Coffman are nothing new. He continues to pander to the far right, and it’s getting harder for him to backpedal from his extremist record.
There are many recent examples of similar extremism from Coffman. Coffman has repeatedly called Social Security a “Ponzi scheme.” Coffman supported the radical “personhood” abortion ban in the 2010 election. Coffman opposes ballots for legal U.S. citizens in any language other than English. Coffman even supported the clueless Rick Perry for president, and Paul Ryan, the man who proposed the privatization of Medicare, for vice president.
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Thanks for your quick response. Working together, we’ll make sure everyone in America understands that Mike Coffman does not speak for Colorado.