For three years, Groff and I served together in the Colorado Senate. We stand on opposite sides of the political spectrum, but his integrity, his well-considered principles and his unapologetic advocacy of those principles set him apart from even many of the most respected legislators.Wonderful!
He cast the lone vote against a resolution condemning Ward Churchill's hate-filled remarks about 9/11 - not based on the substance of Churchill's insipid comments but based on the principle that he had a right to say it.Insipid?
"I understand what you're saying, and in a way I agree with you," he said in debate. "But we have to stand up for freedom. (Churchill) has the right to shout his ignorance and his arrogance."Can't find the resolution, but I doubt it said anything about curtailing his right to shout his ignorance and arrogance. Despite Hillman's admiration for his principles, Groff's misapprehension is not confidence-inspiring.