Debate between Congressional District 4 candidates ends contentiously

Debate between Congressional District 4 candidates ends contentiously

Congressman Ken Buck and challenger Ike McCorkle faced off in their first and only debate at the American Legion building in Elizabeth, Colorado on Friday. The debate was moderated by Brian Porter, the publisher of the Fort Morgan Times and several other publications in Eastern Colorado. (Jack Harvel / Fort Morgan Times) The debate between GOP Congressman Ken Buck and his Democratic challenger Ike McCorkle ended argumentatively on Friday, with McCorkle attempting to respond to Congressman Buck’s proposal that he return funds raised in a September event with Our Revolution Weld County Chair Kristopher Jacks after closing remarks. Jacks, a member of the Colorado Democratic Executive Committee, was caught on video supporting Antifa and political violence by conservative outlet Project Veritas, an organization known for using undercover reporters and misleading editing in their work. Jacks has since been purged from the Weld County Democratic Party’s website. “I also hope, Ike, that you will give every penny back that you earned in that fundraiser with somebody of this caliber,” Congressman Buck said. McCorkle responded by asking Congressman Buck to denounce white supremacists and criticizing Buck for wearing a shirt that said “Kill ’em All” as anti-police brutality protests were taking place across the nation as Buck left the debate stage. Congressman Ken Buck speaks at the debate for the Colorado Fourth District against Democratic challenger Ike McCorkle. The debate was held at the American Legion in Elizabeth Colorado. (Jack Harvel / Fort Morgan Times) Before the boondoggle of the closing […]

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