Letter to the editor: Letter writer was cherry-picking

Posted 2/4/21

Letter writer was cherry-picking On Jan. 6, 2021, my wife and I went to Washington, D.C., to protest, in our opinion, a stolen presidential election; paying our own way to exercise our First …

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Letter to the editor: Letter writer was cherry-picking

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Letter writer was cherry-picking

On Jan. 6, 2021, my wife and I went to Washington, D.C., to protest, in our opinion, a stolen presidential election; paying our own way to exercise our First Amendment rights to register our disapproval of what we believe to be an unlawful election. On that evening, David Gilbert of the Littleton Independent interviewed me and to his credit, he accurately quoted my comments.

On Jan. 21, Susan Thornton, in a letter to the editor, felt it necessary to be shocked that I would report a different narrative than the one she obviously believed in. Ms. Thornton neglected to mention Gilbert’s question, “Asked if he (`Champion’) supports President Trump’s call from July that protesters who damage federal property should face 10 years in prison, Champion said `Absolutely.’” I believe in peaceful protest, not violence.

Where was the outrage by Ms. Thornton when mobs desecrated our Colorado Statehouse; her outrage with the now declassified Operation Crossfire Hurricane documents used when the DOJ lied to the FISA Court, thus Comey, Brennan and Clapper escaped justice; and with Hillary Clinton’s deletion of 33,000 emails; and how the FBI and the CIA passed on the Steele Dossier; and her outrage as to why Biden’s son has not been charged with high treason?

What I said was exactly what I have done as the representative for House District 38. I told the truth — nothing more — nothing less. I have no reason to lie. I abhor and condemn the violence that apparently took place in the Capitol and I believe the perpetrators should be brought to justice; as I believe ALL who break the law should be held accountable. To save this wonderful country, we cannot have two different standards for justice — one for the elites, one for the rest of us.

Richard Champion

Columbine Valley

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