GOP Rep Makes Threatening Calls To His Own Constituents

This post, written by Melissa McEwan, originally appeared on Shakesville

The Party of Perverts, Liars, Jerks, and Thieves strikes again:
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.) is apologizing to a couple in his district who complained that he left them two threatening voice mails after they wrote a critical letter to the editor about the freshman member.
...Jonathan and Anna Bartha...gave the Denver Post access to two voice-mails they received from Lamborn in which he told them there would be "consequences" if they did not withdraw a letter to the editor of a local newspaper. In the letter to the editor, the couple took issue with a $1,000 contribution Lamborn received from the International Game Technology PAC on the basis that it contradicted his stated anti-gambling stance.
...In the Denver Post article, Anna Bartha said Lamborn's threat of "consequences" made them feel "threatened and intimidated, and quite frankly, scared."
...Ken Gross, an ethics lawyer at Skadden Arps, Slate, Meagher, and Flom, said Lamborn's voice mails do not appear to cross any legal lines, although it's not something "you necessarily want repeated on the front page of the paper."
Indeed not. Especially after having publicly "strongly supported" the recent School Board campaign of Anna Bartha. 'Cuz, ya know, people with functioning brains might put two and two together about how you actually are trying to threaten, intimidate, and scare people you have the capacity to help or hurt.

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