Denver — Colorado Democratic Gov. Jared Polis has mixed feelings about former President Donald Trump’s third run for president.
“As Democrats, we obviously spit on the prospect of being able to beat President Trump again. But as an American, I would love to see a healthier political body. We believe in the integrity of the election on both sides of the aisle,” Police said in an interview with CBS News’ Chief Washington Correspondent Major Garrett on “The Takeaway.”
The governor of Colorado, who was reelected by nearly 20 points in November, predicted another Democrat might challenge President Joe Biden in 2024, but that’s not the police.
Asked if he had any desire to run for the top nomination, Polis said, “No…I really don’t have the guts to do that.” Biden is expected to announce his candidacy for re-election as early as next month.
Polis served five terms in the House of Representatives before being elected governor in 2018.
During his ten years in Congress, Police regularly handled classified material. He believes Trump, former Vice President Mike Pence, and President Biden could have avoided the Justice Department’s scrutiny over the handling of classified documents had they followed congressional protocol.
“We go to [secure facility]“You leave your mobile phone outside. You go there. must.”
The Police called for reform of the protocols governing the handling of classified material.
“Why can people in the executive branch appear to be able to take classified information to unsafe locations? They shouldn’t be able to do that,” Polis said.
Police was also complicit in the decision of Republican Florida Governor Ron DeSantis to block his state’s schools from offering Advanced Placement (AP) African American Studies. DeSantis argues that the course imposes a left-leaning political agenda on students.
“I have not reviewed the curriculum for that course, nor should I as governor. I do not consider it my job,” Polis said. “What a governor shouldn’t do is micromanage the curriculum…I don’t see how a governor like Ron DeSantis could find the time to review the AP curriculum while running a state as big as Florida. “
The Police was also briefed on the death of Tire Nichols, a 29-year-old man who was allegedly beaten by five Memphis police officers earlier this month. These officers face second-degree murder charges.
A video of Nichols’ arrest is set to be released Friday night, as law enforcement officials prepare for nationwide protests.
Police said he would watch the video when it became available. “I’m sure the American public and myself are watching what kind of responsibility Memphis has to those who carried out this act,” he said.
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