Our View: Senator Evie Hudak (D-Embarrassment)

March 8, 2013

it looks as though Senator Hudak is establishing a pattern of bullying other women to get what she wants

In a stunning display of hubris-induced political grandstanding, Colorado Senator Evie Hudak (D-Westminster) sucked the air out of the Senate Committee hearing room this week with her remarks aimed at a rape victim testifying against House Bill 13-1226 which aims to forbid lawful concealed carry on college campuses in Colorado.  

After hearing the gut-wrenching story of how former University of Nevada student Amanda Collins was violently attacked on the grounds of a legislatively established “gun free zone,” Senator Hudak just couldn’t help herself.

After dusting off the talking points provided to her by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s well financed lobbying team in Colorado, Hudak confronted Ms. Collins in an effort to trivialize her story.  “…actually, statistics aren’t on your side, even if you had had a gun, Hudak lectured.”  She continued: “Those who carry concealed weapons increase the severity of a crime (and) increase the likelihood of death.  For women especially, it’s more likely to be used against them and taken away from them.  They are more easily overpowered … and I don’t want people to have a false sense of safety and security.” 

Interestingly enough, the same lobbyists now working for Mayor Bloomberg’s gun control group – Adam Eichberg and Will Coyne — are the exact same lobbyists involved with a campaign finance dust up with Senator Hudak last year.

Mr. Eichberg has run into his own mini public relations nightmare recently after photos of the gun-control lobbyist happily firing an assault weapon surfaced.  But, we digress.

Hudak’s grandstanding comes a couple of weeks after freshman Representative Joe Salazar (D-Thornton) made equally offensive comments on the floor of the Colorado House of Representatives suggesting that women can’t be trusted to carry concealed weapons on college campuses because they may fire off a few rounds if they think someone might be coming to rape them. Salazar went on to suggest that whistles, call boxes and safe zones are enough to keep women safe on college campuses around Colorado.

As many others are now pointing out, the double standard with respect to how the mainstream media treats Democrats attacking rape victims and the manner in which they went after candidates like Todd Akin(R-MO) and Richard Mourdock (R-IN) last election cycle is pretty striking.  From our vantage point, politicians of every stripe would be well served to stick to mind their business and focus their efforts on issues like balancing the budget and providing for public safety.

At this point, we believe the manner in which Senator Hudak treated Amanda Collins is absolutely out of bounds.  Unfortuantely, it looks as though Senator Hudak is establishing a pattern of bullying other women to get what she wants.

We’re hopeful that Senator Hudak will set aside her bullying tactics in an effort to engage in thoughtful, respectful debate during what’s left of the legislative session.

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6 Responses to Our View: Senator Evie Hudak (D-Embarrassment)

  1. Marialice O'Hara
    March 8, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    The woamn looked just plain silly using old liberal tactics

  2. Scott_R
    March 9, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    Practically ALL of the mass shootings happen in “Gun Free Zones”. Why would anyone want to create more of them?

  3. Ralph Harrison
    March 10, 2013 at 9:40 am

    This is a woman from hell! She dresses down a young traumatized rape victim with advice on “how to avoid rape”, when “no self-respecting assailand wound touch this broad with a ten foot pole”!
    Recall! Replace! And Repeal!

  4. J. Jones
    March 11, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Sadly, she is my state Senator. Here’s what I think of her:


    She won her 2012 election by only 584 votes, and a third party candidate took almost 6% of the votes. She was elected by a slim margin and is ripe for recall. There is no sense allowing her to remain in office until 2016 to continue to embarrass her constituents. Her gaffes have made national news and has made CO look like the land of idiots.

  5. Joanb
    March 15, 2013 at 11:37 am

    There are enough idiots to run things. i hope you are able to recall her.

  6. Winghunter
    March 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    Get this ignorant witch out of office!


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