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Reader: Gordon Klingenschmitt Should Take the First Bus to Indiana

Ah, El Paso County: What would we do for entertainment without the loonbags that voters there occasionally elect? But when El Paso County residents sent Gordon Klingenschmitt to the Colorado Legislature, they really outdid themselves. He started making waves from the start, and then last week, when the part-time legislator/part-time minister offered a YouTube assessment of what led to Michelle Wilkins's baby being ripped from her womb, Kiingenschmitt was swamped with outrage pouring out across the country.

His recent video apologizing for his previous comments didn't do much to clean up the mess — or prevent him from losing one of his House committee assignments. Now Kingenschmitt is taking a six-week break from his on-air ministry. But our commenters aren't letting up on him. Says Carmelo:
I used to consider myself a conservative until people like this came along and ruined it. it used to actually mean something worthwhile.
Says Samuel:
Based on his history, this comes as no surprise. What DID come as a surprise was his election win last November. Representatives like this are what happens when only a third of registered voters actually vote.
Concludes Sam:
Take the first bus to Indiana, Gordo.

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