Back in 2004-2005, what Bill Cadman, Republican Colorado state representative, said to Val Vigil, Democratic Colorado state rep:

Val Vigil, a Democratic state representative from Colorado, introduced a bill last week that would "allow the family of a soldier killed in action to use military license plates," according to the Rocky Mountain News. He was apparently trying to "do a favor for the family members of Lance Cpl. Thomas Slocum, 22, of Thornton, who was killed March 23 near An Nasiriyah in Iraq." But the bill was altered in committee - family members could use special plates, but not the same ones as active military members or veterans. So Val Vigil offered up an amendment on the floor of the Colorado House to, as he put it, correct the oversight. With me so far? Here's where it gets interesting. After Vigil introduced the amendment, Bill Cadman (R-Colorado Springs) shouted that it was "garbage." Vigil replied that Cadman should know garbage. So then Cadman shouted, "If you try that again, I'll ram my fist up your ass."
Ooh, what an exquisite example of "family values" exhibited by this stellar Republican "statesman" elected in the home site of Focus on the Family and a huge jumble of right wing religios shat all over the place in Colorado Springs.

Weill, those "values" people elected Cadman again and again, and here he is again in 2013 harassing an Aurora shooting survivor:

The father of one of the victims of the July 2012 mass shooting in Colorado told Talking Points Memo on Friday that his state’s Senate Minority Leader, Bill Cadman (R), rebuffed him while sharing pictures of his son.

“I walked right up to him, and I handed him one of the pictures, and I said, ‘This is a picture of my son,’” said Tom Sullivan. “He looked me right in the eyes and he said angrily to me, ‘I know what he looks like,’ and he walked away.”

Sullivan and Cadman’s encounter came following a May 14 forum sponsored by the Denver Post. Sullivan, allowed to ask the last question of the session, criticized Cadman and his fellow Republican lawmakers for showing “levity” during the votes on the state’s new gun safety measures, as well as Cadman specifically for telling “ficticious stories” during the session involving Boy Scouts and Canadian missionaries.

Of course, with such outstanding credentials, Bill Cadman is the Colorado chair on the American Legisliative Exchange Council (ALEC) state chairmen committee.

Originally posted to Karen Hedwig Backman on Sat May 18, 2013 at 10:17 AM PDT.

Also republished by Colorado COmmunity.

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