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CO Rep Who Claimed Horrific Crime Was Divine Retribution Yanked From Committee

In a new video posted Monday, Klingenschmitt apologized for offending people with his comments and then launched into a lengthy segment criticizing news coverage of his own words.

Think about this: Dr. Chaps is too extreme for the Colorado Republican politicians. Hmm:

DENVER - House Republicans have decided to discipline state Rep. Gordon Klingenschmitt (R-Colorado Springs) by removing him from one of his two committee assignments in the wake of his controversial comments about an attack on a pregnant woman in Longmont.

The episode led to public embarrassment for party leaders, who quickly sought to distance themselves from Klingenschmitt, a former Navy chaplain who goes by the screen name "Dr. Chaps" on his religious streaming TV show.

He'll be pulled from the house health, insurance, and environment committee, but remain a member of the house local government committee.

"I was very disturbed by Representative Klingenschmitt's comments last week and want to reiterate that his comments do not represent our caucus and he does not speak for our caucus. As House Minority Leader my ability to discipline a member of our caucus is limited. Representative Klingenschmitt's conduct warranted his removal from the committee," House Minority Leader Brian DelGrosso (R-Loveland) said in a statement.

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