We did everything we could to work across the aisle. There just wasn’t any way to do it.
There is nothing to even talk about.
There are plenty of times where you cannot make a deal with the devil and other times where you have no business making a deal with the devil. This turned out to be both.
Former Colorado Senate President
April 14, 2019
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[This is what they think of you. We are in league with the devil.
I find it interesting they couldn’t find anything to compromise on. It must have been the Republicans didn’t make an appropriate counter offer. Had it been me I would have been willing to at least discuss things. My initial offer would have been to suggest to the prosecuting attorney that the death penalty might be dropped if they all plead guilty and fully cooperated with prosecution of all the other conspirators.—Joe]