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PRESS RELEASE: Gardner Statement on Hickenlooper Ethics Violations

June 12, 2020

Denver, CO — Senator Cory Gardner today released the following statement in response to the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission’s fine of John Hickenlooper:

“Last week Governor Hickenlooper became the first governor in Colorado history to have been found in violation of the Colorado Constitution and held in contempt by the Independent Ethics Commission. Today, the Commission levied its highest fine ever against Hickenlooper. It’s now up to Governor Hickenlooper to do the right thing: take full responsibility for violating the Colorado Constitution and pay back Colorado taxpayers over $127,000 for his taxpayer-funded attorney fees that came from a 9/11 economic recovery fund,” said Senator Cory Gardner.