American Bridge 21st Century released the following statement on Joe O’Dea winning today’s Colorado Republican U.S. Senate primary, after buying his way onto the ballot and touting an out-of-touch agenda on the campaign trail:
“Joe O’Dea has shown that he is wrong for Colorado and won’t protect Social Security and Medicare, fight for workers, secure abortion rights, or support bipartisan measures to prevent gun violence,” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Aidan Johnson. “ His loyalty is to Trump and the former president’s dangerous MAGA agenda. He will always put Trump first, not the needs of Coloradans.”
In the eight months since announcing his candidacy, O’Dea has repeatedly attacked abortion rights, opposed a common-sense and bipartisan gun safety law, indicated support for cutting Social Security and Medicare, drawn scrutiny for his business practices, and pledged loyalty to Donald Trump:
- Indicated he supports slashing Medicare and Social Security:
- Attacked abortion rights and Colorado’s law codifying Roe:
- O’Dea has called Colorado’s newly passed law that guarantees the right to an abortion in state statute “reckless” and said that he’s “not in favor” of the bill protecting abortion rights.
- Back in May, O’Dea even argued that more abortion restrictions are needed in Colorado.
- Opposes common-sense gun reform:
- Pattern of mistreating workers — including allegation of age and disability discrimination:
- O’Dea has drawn scrutiny for his business practices after his construction company settled a lawsuit brought by a former employee last year “who alleged a pattern of age and disability discrimination.”
- One employee alleged she faced a hostile work environment, received reduced bonuses, and was ultimately fired, “following a cancer diagnosis in 2014” and after speaking out against age discrimination at O’Dea’s company.
- Pledged loyalty to Donald Trump and his MAGA agenda:
- O’Dea would back Trump in 2024 and said that the former president does not deserve blame for the violence and attempted coup that unfolded on Jan. 6.
Published: Jun 28, 2022
Last Modified: Aug 26, 2022