Polis calls for “unified country” at DNC

By: KKCO - Email
By: KKCO - Email

A Coloradan took center stage at the DNC Tuesday night, calling for a "unified country, in a place where differences make the country stronger."

Colo. Rep. Jared Polis gave a five minute prime-time address last night.

According to the Denver Post, the openly gay congressman praised President Obama’s repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and his support of gay marriage.

In his speech, Polis highlighted America’s diversity.

"We're a diverse country, but we are one country," said Polis. "And we are at our best when we come together as Americans, not despite our differences, but in celebration of them."

Polis said that President Obama understands that together we can take on any challenge, and together we can move our country forward.

RNC spokesman Ryan Mahoney did not have such a glowing recommendation of Obama’s time in office.

Mahoney said Polis tried to gloss over the president’s record.

“In fact, when President Obama was in Colorado on Sunday, he was asked to grade his job on the economy and his response was ‘incomplete,’” said Mahoney. “Whether it’s a self-assessed ‘incomplete’ grade on the economy or false suggestions that Americans are better off under his leadership, President Obama couldn’t be more out of touch with the middle class in Colorado.”

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