In a statement released Monday, state Democratic Party Chair Pat Waak said Allard's comments were unacceptable. "Here is another example of Republican attitudes toward the Latino community," Waak said. "These generalizations do great harm to efforts to unify the citizens of this state. Senator Allard should not only apologize, but he should take some time to study the historical contributions immigrants have made to America."
Allard was out of the office Monday evening. His chief of staff Sean Conway said his office had yet to see the statement from the Democratic Party and Allard would respond after he'd read it.
Credit a Colorado Pols reader on this one. We didn't know about these comments until a reader pointed them out, and apparently nobody at the Colorado Democratic Party knew about them until we posted on it yesterday. Don't any Democrats read the paper in Greeley?