Thursday, August 4, 2016
CONTACT: Ian Silverii, Executive Director at 303-991-1900

DENVER: Responding to a new ad from right-wing Rep. Mike Coffman in which Coffman claims he “doesn’t care” for Donald Trump, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, released the following statement:

“Mike Coffman is running scared and trying to paper over his past comments questioning President Obama’s citizenship, just like Trump,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Ian Silverii. “He’s trying to hide his hostility toward undocumented residents, just like Trump. And he’s trying to have it both ways on abortion, just like Trump. Two years ago, Coffman made an ad promoting Planned Parenthood, then went to Washington to defund them. Now, he and his consultants are scrambling to distance themselves from Trump, Coffman’s attempts to weasel away is just another classic Coffman cover-up.”

On Monday, ProgressNow Colorado released a parody of Coffman’s previous “One of Us” ad, exposing the truth about Coffman’s far-right record during this latest attempt to reinvent himself. Watch the video here.