Call for Tipton to apologize for repeated ethical failures
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 2, 2012
CONTACT: Joanne Kron, Executive Director at 303-991-1900
DENVER: Responding to the story in today's Denver Post detailing freshman Rep. Scott Tipton's latest misuse of his office for personal gain, ProgressNow Colorado, the state's largest online progressive advocacy organization, called on Tipton to apologize for repeatedly breaking trust with the voters who elected him.
"Why is it always Scott Tipton's name in stories about ethical violations?" asked ProgressNow Colorado executive director Joanne Kron. "Whether it's his family using his position and title to win business contracts, taking money from energy companies accused of breaking antitrust laws, or now misusing his official staff and resources to campaign outside his current district, the most basic issues of trust and accountability seem to trip up Tipton over and over."
"Scott Tipton should apologize to the people of the third congressional district for these endless ethical gaffes and failures," said Kron. "Tipton, regardless of party affiliation, clearly doesn't represent the values of Coloradans."