The Rundown - Monday 3/5/18: Lebsock recap; Trade and tariffs: Penguin poop

The Colorado House of Representatives voted 52-9 on Friday to expel Democratic State Rep Steve Lebsock for repeated sexual harassment and for retaliation against those of his victims who spoke out. The latter ended up being what really took him down among Republicans. In an odd twist, immediately before being expelled, Lebsock changed his party affiliation to Republican, allowing the GOP the opportunity to fill his seat. I expect the GOP to decline, which would let Governor Hickenlooper fill the seat a month from now. 

At 7:06, we'll talk with former State Sen Greg Brophy who was in the House chamber for much of the emotional testimony before the vote. 

At 7:47, we'll talk with State Rep Lang Sias, himself a "recovering" attorney, who ended up being one of the 16 Republicans to vote to expel Lebsock. 

Here is just some of the seven hours of testimony before the final vote:


This guy is a big part of the problem. Someone with his experience should know that a trade deficit is not inherently bad. Actually, he probably does know. 


Some wise words about trade from President Ronald Reagan:

Nice timing, Carl:

And now for something completely favorite story of recent days: How about so much bird poo that you can see it from space?

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