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Staff Of Sen. Mark Udall Applied Inappropriate Pressure Over Cancellation Notices

Written By : William Teach
January 11, 2014

And Udall apparently knew about it. Fortunately, most of the media has applied a collective yawn over this abuse of power. Lane closures are more important cause Republican governor

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(Fox News) Democratic Colorado Sen. Mark Udall is under fire following reports that his staff pressured the Colorado Division of Insurance to walk back its claims that 250,000 people in the state had their health insurance canceled due to ObamaCare.

“It’s downright shameful that Sen. Udall would attempt to intimidate state employees to give him political cover,” Colorado GOP Chairman Ryan Call told FOX31 in Denver.

The allegations surfaced Thursday after the news site Complete Colorado published emails between Udall’s office and the Colorado insurance agency last November. At the time, controversy was heating up over the hundreds of thousands of insurance cancellation notices going out — the cancellations undercut President Obama’s campaign-trail assertions that those who like their health plans can keep them.

Udall’s staff challenged the Colorado agency for saying there had been 249,000 cancellations.

The issue wasn’t it about challenging the numbers, it was about how they challenged

One email showed the same insurance agency official telling colleagues she got a “very hostile phone call” from Udall’s deputy chief of staff.

Another email showed a Udall staffer telling the division “we need to move on this ASAP — or we’ll be forced to challenge the 249K number ourselves.”

So here you have a sitting US Senator’s staff placing phone calls and sending emails that were intimidating and hostile, and it looks like Udall knew about it. Is this appropriate behavior? Or is this abuse of power? Good thing all the news media is investigating this…oh, they aren’t. Democrat.

Crossed at Pirate’s Cove. Follow me on Twitter @WilliamTeach.

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