According to an article from The Fence Post, Governor Jared Polis’ husband Marlon Reis has blatantly disparaged rural Coloradans who are concerned with the overpopulation of prairie dogs.
On April 19, Reis posted his thoughts to Facebook about prairie dog relocation to private property. The post has since been deleted.
“Two things shock me about the rural Coloradans who have bothered to comment on volunteer requests for private land-owners interested in hosting displaced Prairie Dogs: 1) for the amount of government money filling your coffers at both the State and Federal levels, you’d best learn not to bite the hand that feeds you; 2) you are egotistical beyond belief, thinking your vote matters more than the rest of ‘urban’ Colorado, and you whine incessantly about how it’s all unfair. I ought to be shocked by your immaturity, but I’ve witnessed first-hand the way you love to play the victim card, no doubt because it’s always worked for you. Well, it’s not going to work anymore. Colorado is more than ranchers, and it’s time to adapt rather than complain.”
Current State House Representative Tim Geitner tweeted:
Starts with Ellen Kessler and now First Gentlemen Marlon Reis. @GovofCO @jaredpolis no wonder you punish rural Coloradans – you surrounded yourself with people who think this way. The people of rural Colorado and our ag industry are worthy of respect! #ColoradoForAll #copolitics pic.twitter.com/Zbx0yl7pSS
— Tim Geitner (@tgeitner) May 1, 2022