Send Mike McLachlan back to his law firm

Reading letters to the editor praising Rep. Mike McLachlan for all he’s purported to do for our district forced me to revisit the debate forums held here in Ouray County two years ago, where he campaigned on supporting our Second Amendment rights. But once elected, he stated on the House floor, “No Constitutional right, even the Second Amendment, is absolute.” He then voted for all the 2013 gun-control bills that ultimately caused a recall of two state senators and an early retirement for another. McLachlan escaped a similar fate by using $30,000 given to him by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg to fight off a recall. McLachlan told a constituent that no matter what we do, criminals always get guns, but then he supported laws that restricted law-abiding Americans from owning the guns and equipment they could use to defend themselves from these criminals. While voting on the gun-control bills, McLachlan consulted with Vice President Joe Biden. After that phone call, McLachlan voted the way Biden directed him, ignoring both his promises and the will of the people he was supposed to represent here in the 59th District. Just who is it he represents? It doesn’t appear he represents the people of Colorado or our Constitution! He takes his orders from New York City and the White House.

McLachlan must be held accountable for his duplicitous actions and deceitfulness to the voters of this district. Send him packing back to his law firm.

Susan B. Watson


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