Hearings continues in alleged threat of Colorado lawmaker
April 15, 2010
DENVER (AP) – More testimony is planned in a case involving a lobbyist accused of threatening a lawmaker.
The Legislature’s ethics committee is set to meet Thursday to hear from a sergeant-at-arms as well as another lobbyist.
Rep. Wes McKinley says lobbyist Nat Gorman shook his fist and “threatened to cut out my lying tongue” during an alleged confrontation over McKinley’s efforts to stop the sale of the Trinidad State Nursing Home.
Gorman denies making the threat and implied that another lawmaker who said he overheard – but didn’t see – an angry exchange between the two is lying.
The ethics committee plans to report back to the Legislature on Friday. If charges are upheld, Gorman could be admonished or suspended from lobbying.