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File--In this Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, file photograph, Republican incumbent Mike Coffman responds to a question during taped debate with Democratic challenger Andrew Romanoff in the race for the seat in Colorado's 6th Congressional District in the studios of Channel 12 in Denver. Coffman has become the first House Republican to expressly criticize Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump in a campaign advertisement. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, file)

“We don’t want violent criminals on the street, and if a jurisdiction is going to do that, then, quite frankly — and announce that they’re going to it formally — then yeah, they ought to forgo their federal funds and we ought to spend it,” Coffman said. “I’ve consistently voted in favor of suspending federal funds to sanctuary cities.”


This photo provided by the office of Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., taken, Jan. 31, 2017, shows Sen. Daines, left, helping with a surge in constituent telephone calls to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington.  A lot of politics is about the basics, and in Congress that means answering the phone. By that measure, life on Capitol Hill in the Trump era is a struggle. Whether constituents are calling to request congressional flags, get help with a local issue — or, more likely, to register their support or displeasure with the latest move by President Donald Trump, these days they are more likely to get a busy signal or voice mail than a live human. (Office of Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont. via AP)

In Coffman’s Washington D.C. office, Bucheli said a legislative team of about six people handle most of the letters, which are often sorted based on the issues they address. Coffman reviews each letter that goes out of his office, though many times mass responses are returned to a pool of constituents who had written about the same topic


6TH DISTRICT Rep. Mike Coffman explains his votes on health care and federal spending to a group of voters at an assisted-living development in Highlands Ranch, Colo., on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.  (AP Photo/Kristen Wyatt)

We’ve all been sucking it up as we’ve suffered through the very real abuse inflicted by Republican health care legislation, Democratic health care legislation and entities that have wagged both those dogs for decades. Coffman and other congressmen can suck it up and show up at town meetings to get an earful, first-hand about how serious the health-care issue is, and how wrong they might be about how to change it