Barry Farah wants to be the most conservative guy in the room. The room is the one filled with GOP candidates for Colorado governor at the state convention later this month.
Farah is a wealthy businessman from Colorado Springs who just got into the race. He saw Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, who Farah calls a liberal, poised to come out of the convention at the top of the ticket. He has contributed to Coffman's past campaigns but says she's moved to the left.
In an interview with Next with Kyle Clark on Monday...
- We discussed the Coffman race (after our interview he said he would be willing to vote for Coffman, but not campaign on her behalf).
- He was asked to name a policy on which he disagrees with the front runner, Treasurer Walker Stapleton, on, but Farah could not name one.
- He issued some of the strongest language we've heard against Denver as a "sanctuary" city, calling it a "sedition" city. (U.S. law defines at act of sedition as: to conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof).
Watch the full interview below:
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UPDATE: Barry Farah said on Twitter that he misspoke and did not mean to label Denver as a sedition city:
"I meant to draw the comparison between secession cities and states after federal law was settled following the Civil War; misspoke and used the word sedition. But hey it looks like you guys had fun with it this evening Kyle Clark and friends."