John Purcell

Position: Herald Staff Writer

Boebert takes aim at New York Democrat after Capitol tour claims

Rep. Lauren Boebert clashed with Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-N.Y., on Thursday night after Maloney said in a TV interview that one of his colleagues in the House had seen a member of Congress...

DATE: Jan. 15, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers split along party lines on impeachment vote

Colorado’s seven representatives split along partisan lines Wednesday as President Donald Trump was impeached for the second time. The Senate is expected to hold a trial in coming weeks to...

DATE: Jan. 14, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rep. Lauren Boebert says Twitter locked her account

U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert, R-Rifle, has regained control of her Twitter account after it was temporarily locked. Boebert announced that her account had been locked in a screenshot she posted to...

DATE: Jan. 13, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango protesters decry U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert’s rhetoric

Activists and community members rallied Friday in Durango’s Buckley Park to protest Rep. Lauren Boebert’s objection to the results of the presidential election and her comments leading up to...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

How impeachment and 25th Amendment can end a presidency

Days after supporters of President Donald Trump held a rally in Washington, D.C., that escalated into rioters storming the U.S. Capitol building, many Democrats and some Republicans are calling for...

DATE: Jan. 8, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers denounce violence at U.S. Capitol

Colorado lawmakers on Wednesday denounced the violence perpetrated by a mob of President Donald Trump supporters who stormed the U.S. Capitol during a joint session of Congress seeking to stop the...

DATE: Jan. 6, 2021 | CATEGORY: Local News

Colorado lawmakers ask Trump for wildfire disaster declaration

WASHINGTON – The members of Colorado’s congressional delegation announced Wednesday that they wrote a letter asking President Donald Trump to issue a major disaster declaration for Colorado as the...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Biden taps New Mexico lawmaker to lead Department of Interior

President-elect Joe Biden has chosen New Mexico’s Deb Haaland, a Democratic representative and enrolled member of the Pueblo of Laguna, to lead his administration’s Department of the Interior. If...

DATE: Dec. 17, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

Defense bill heads to Trump’s desk, minus CORE Act

Congress came together this week to pass the 2021 National Defense Authorization Act, but missing is a rider bill that U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet hoped would be included: the Colorado Outdoor...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Bennet, public health official talk COVID relief in town hall

Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet was joined by Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment epidemiologist Dr. Rachel Herlihy in a town hall Friday to discuss the state of pandemic relief...

DATE: Dec. 11, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

Sen. Udall warns against ‘tyranny of the minority’ in farewell address

Retiring New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall delivered his farewell address Tuesday on the Senate floor, remembering his achievements in office and sharing his hopes for the future of a legislative body he...

DATE: Dec. 9, 2020 | CATEGORY: New Mexico

In farewell speech, Sen. Gardner calls for compromise, return to principles

Outgoing Colorado U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner reflected on his career in Washington and called for his colleagues to work together for America in his farewell address Tuesday on the Senate floor....

DATE: Dec. 8, 2020 | CATEGORY: Local News

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