According to a new report from the Colorado Times Recorder, leading Colorado GOP U.S. Senate candidate Ron Hanks criticized Minority Leader Mitch McConnell at a recent event in Colorado Springs — adding a call to “lock [..] up”McConnell and other critics of the violent Jan. 6 U.S. Capitol attack.
“U.S. Senate candidate and state Rep. Ron Hanks (R-Cañon City) criticized Minority Leader and U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), as well as U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), for calling the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol an insurrection.”
“‘But it was an honor to have gone out there. There are people in here that were at January 6. Quick raise of hands. Thank you,’ Hanks said. ‘Far from the insurrection that the Marxist media will call it and frankly, sitting senators — a Colorado sitting senator — have called it an insurrection. Which technically is a misdemeanor, but Mitch McConnell did it too so we’ll have to figure out how exactly we want to play this. Lock them up. There we go.’”
“Last month, Hanks was endorsed by Joe Oltmann, a prominent election fraud conspiracy theorist based in Colorado. Oltmann has said he wants to hang Gov. Jared Polis (D-CO) and execute Republicans who did not share Oltmann’s belief that the 2020 presidential election was fraudulent.”