Pueblo County Commissioner Candidate Dr. Tom Ready (R) questions if the Sandy Hook Shootings actually occurred. Out loud. In front of other people. Live at a recorded debate.
September 11, 2014

Somewhat hard to fathom that these type of people actually exist, and even more so that they sometimes run for elected office.

via The Pueblo Chieftan

A debate over Pueblo’s values and future between Commissioner Sal Pace and his challenger Tom Ready on Wednesday night suddenly took a sharp turn east.

East, as in Newtown, Conn., where a disturbed gunman shot 26 people, including 20 kids, at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012.

Ready had just criticized Pace and Democrats for higher energy costs in the state and Pace, reacting to Ready in a stern voice, said “I thought we agreed not to go negative, but what about your posting on your Facebook site linking to a story that questioned whether Sandy Hook really happened?”

Ready said he only put that link up because he called for open discussion. “I don’t think (the Sandy Hook shootings have) been proven. And what’s wrong with open discussion?”

After the debate, Ready said did not recall posting the link specifically, but “it would not be the first time I put something out there for discussion.”

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