Colorado state Sen. Vicki Marble, who posted comments on Facebook about seceding from Colorado, says she is not actively pursuing legislation to divide Colorado into multiple states.
But, the Fort Collins Republican tells 9News: "The secession movement is what I am hearing from people in my district, people in Mesa County, people down south -- Pueblo, El Paso County -- out on the Eastern Plains. It's not just my district, it's all over."
Marble suggested secession in Facebook comments, prompted by growing Republican anger over Democrats fast-tracking sweeping oil and gas regulations in the state legislature.
“My recourse is SECEDE,” Marble wrote. “Boulder and Denver metro are so removed from the working man’s reality.”
She told Next with Kyle Clark, however, that she is not proposing any legislation to begin the process for parts of Colorado to secede into a 51st state or even part of Wyoming.
"If it's a peoples' movement, if it comes from the grassroots. I will support them, but my main goal is to recover the Senate for the Republicans and to work as hard as I can to make sure that happens in 2020," said Marble.
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