The Republican minority leader of the Colorado House likened supervised drug injection sites to a separate lane for drunk drivers in an interview and threatened recalls against Democratic supporters, but not the Republican co-sponsor.

House Minority Leader Patrick Neville, R-Castle Rock, appeared on the Friday edition of Next with Kyle Clark to discuss expected legislation that would allow Denver to create America’s first supervised injection site.

“It’s a horrendous idea,” Neville said. “I think this is the equivalent of basically having a separate lane for those who choose to drink and drive.”

Neville has floated the idea of recall elections against Democrats who support supervised injection sites.

“I’m willing to do whatever it takes to stop it,” Neville said. “Anyone who actually pushes legalized heroin injection sites, I think, is way out of touch with the voters of Colorado.”

Neville was asked on Next  whether he’d pursue a similar recall against the Republican co-sponsor of the expected legislation, Senator Kevin Priola of Henderson.

“Probably not,” Neville said.

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