Thursday, February 22, 2007

Brophy, Kopp slam Boulder liberal over war, troops

Senator Greg Brophy (R-Wray) slammed Senator Ron Tupa (D-Boulder) yesterday over Tupa's anti-military, anti-war resolution.

From the Rocky Mountain News:

"If you introduce this, I'm going to come uncorked," Brophy told Tupa on Monday.

Further from the story:

"They are not reading my proposal correctly because it is nonpartisan," Tupa said.

But Republicans say the measure is hypocritical because Tupa and a majority of Democrats joined with Republicans in the 2003 session to support the war.

"I'll have a medic standing by for when you break your ankle jumping off the bandwagon," Brophy told Tupa.

"Dear God, have you talked to these soldiers' parents? They feel these resolutions are undermining their effort in the war," Brophy said. [Emphasis added]

Senator Mike Kopp (R-Littleton), an 82nd Airborne veteran, is introducing a resolution that will be a statement of support for the troops.

“Our service men and women don’t deserve this resolution and shouldn’t be caught in the middle of the political game,” said Kopp.

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