| Joanna Rodriguez

NRSC Statement on Hickenlooper Ethics Investigation

Washington, D.C. –  The National Republican Senatorial Committee today issued the following statement on the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission investigation into John Hickenlooper:

“During his time as Governor, John Hickenlooper repeatedly shrugged off basic ethical standards by accepting luxury travel on private planes from his corporate and wealthy ‘friends,'” NRSC spokesperson Joanna Rodriguez said. “The pattern of alarming behavior outlined in this report shows Hickenlooper ignored the state constitution and violated the trust of Colorado voters. We look forward to the Commission’s continued investigation and Hickenlooper answering for his actions.”

John Hickenlooper is under investigation by the Colorado Independent Ethics Commission for two complaints related to his time as Governor. Today’s report clarified the Commission has deemed both complaints as “non-frivolous” and outlined the evidence found throughout their investigation. As reported earlier today by the Denver Post:

“The ethics commission voted last week to release the report to parties involved: an attorney for Hickenlooper and Frank McNulty, a former Colorado House speaker who filed the complaint last October. It also voted unanimously to dismiss a request by Hickenlooper’s attorney to drop the complaint…

“The complaint alleged Hickenlooper improperly traveled on private jets to Italy for Bilderberg meetings and to Texas, where he officiated the wedding of Kimbal Musk, brother of entrepreneur Elon Musk, along with several other trips. Due to statutes of limitations, the ethics commission could only investigate Hickenlooper’s actions in 2018, the last year of his governorship…

“Both sides will have a week to file responses to the report. The next step will be a formal hearing, which has not been scheduled. After the hearing, the ethics commission will reach its conclusions.”