A dozen county Republican parties join move to oust Colorado GOP Chairman Dave Williams

By Ernest Luning | The Denver Gazette

A move to fire Colorado Republican Party Chairman Dave Williams following the state GOP’s attacks on Pride Month gained steam Monday as a dozen county Republican parties added their names to a list of petitioners calling on state party officials to force Williams from office.

An organizer of the push told Colorado Politics she plans to deliver a letter to Williams on Tuesday demanding that the party call a special meeting of the state GOP’s governing body to consider whether to remove him.

Williams, a candidate in this month’s primary for the El Paso County-based seat held by retiring U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn, told Colorado Politics he relishes the chance to defend the state party’s recent messages targeting the LGBTQ community, including a mass email titled “God Hates Pride” and a call for supporters to “burn all the Pride flags.”