Colorado GOP drops effort to recall state lawmaker over support for 'red flag' gun bill

Colorado GOP drops effort to recall state lawmaker over support for 'red flag' gun bill

The Colorado Republican Party on Tuesday halted an effort to recall Democratic state Rep. Tom Sullivan over his support for a so-called red flag gun bill.

"2020 is the year to oust him, with the support of voters who now know how extreme he is," Colorado GOP Vice Chairwoman Kristi Burton-Brown wrote on Facebook.

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"The best strategies are unified strategies and, in order to accomplish the most good in the shortest time, we have decided to pull essential resources from this recall and free up volunteers to help finish the National Popular Vote petition effort and to focus on recalling Democrat Senators who are not up for re-election in 2020," she wrote.

Sullivan was a sponsor of a bill signed by Gov. Jared PolisJared Schutz PolisDrudge faces conservative pushback after mocking Trump's Colorado wall comment Trump says remark about Colorado border wall was made 'kiddingly' Colorado governor mocks Trump for saying he's building wall there MORE (D) in April allowing law enforcement officials to seize firearms from people who are viewed as threats.

Sullivan, whose son died in a mass shooting in the state, played a key role in the bill's passage through Colorado's legislature.

Democrats had mobilized in recent weeks to support him, raising more than $100,000 for the potential recall.

When reached to about the recall effort ending, Sullivan told Fox's Denver affiliate KDVR that he "was just about to go put on his walking shoes" to go knock on doors.

"I can rest today," he said.