Ok, Boomer: Hickenlooper Gets Angry With Young Constituent

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 2:15 PM
Ok, Boomer: Hickenlooper Gets Angry With Young Constituent

Source: AP Photo/Paul Sancya

Colorado’s open Senate seat is one of the more competitive on the 2020 map; a short-lived presidential hopeful and former Governor of Colorado, John Hickenlooper, is now trying to unseat incumbent Sen. Cory Gardener (R-CO). Hickenlooper’s presidential aspirations were short-lived. His bid for the White House was constantly encompassed by whispers of a Senate run when his presidential dreams inevitably flatlined. Hickenlooper vehemently denied any intention of launching a Senate bid, but ultimately walked back that claim.

Hickenlooper appears to have taken a play from former Vice President Joe Biden’s playbook amidst his campaign for the upper chamber of Congress. Hickenlooper was confronted by a young constituent on his support of oil and gas executives. The young environmental activist asked a fair, measured question on the former Governor’s record, but Hickenlooper did not respond calmly:

In addition to going viral on Twitter, Hickenlooper is now receiving intense criticism from the far-left on this issue, and his refusal to acknowledge the legitimacy of this young constituent. The Sunshine Movement, an environmental activism interest group, lambasted Hickenlooper’s record and treatment of constituents:

Hickenlooper is currently the favorite in Colorado’s Democratic primary for Senate but still has to emerge victorious from the June 30th primary. The eventual winner will face incumbent Cory Gardener (R-CO) in November.