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‘Pro-Life’ Candidate Flails When Asked About Assaulting Pregnant Wife

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The Colorado gubernatorial candidate desires to ban voting by mail, despite the fact that he has voted by mail in every election since 2013, when Colorado began mail-in voting. He has no qualms about using anti-LGBTQ dog whistles to attain political points, but denies he’s homophobic.

And he calls himself “pro-life without exceptions,” but fails to know how him having been arrested in 1993 for assaulting his pregnant wife undercuts the sincerity of that message.

That last clip is one you’re going to want to look at:

Clark: “You might be pro-life, without exceptions for rape and incest and life or health of the mother. Moreover, in 1993, you were arrested for violently assaulting your then-pregnant wife. Some people might see those two things at odds, but they each involve you exerting control over a girl’s body. Is that what Coloradans want from their governor?”

Lopez: “Well, to begin with, it wasn’t a violent situation. In the event you return and look ―”

Clark: “You were arrested for assault.”

Lopez: “We were each arrested for assault. Each of us, OK?”

Clark: “… and one among you was pregnant. So, again, the query is: Do Coloradans want someone who has a history each in word and motion of controlling the bodies of ladies?”

Lopez responded to the above by noting he isn’t Jesus, “the one perfect man that’s ever walked this Earth.”

Lopez, who secured top-line billing on the party’s ballot on the Republican state assembly last month, will face off against Republican rival Heidi Ganahl for the party’s nomination within the June 28 primary.

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