“(Mike) Coffman has run good campaigns to defeat his last two credible challengers handily in what is a very competitive district in CD6, and that has mostly been done by Coffman tiptoeing through fields of landmines adeptly,” said Kyle Saunders, a political science professor at Colorado State University
The governor may exercise his discretion to pardon whomever he wants for whatever reasons he deems best, but only as the law permits. The law has requirements. The governor failed to meet those requirements
It takes political courage to grant clemency, or “public forgiveness,” to a convicted felon, especially in the middle of a politician’s time in office
“Hate crimes because of someone’s race, their ethnicity, their religion, their nation of origin, their sexual orientation, their age and their gender or their disability, it’s not going to be tolerated in the city of Aurora,” said Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz.