Reporters should also take up Coffman’s offer to answer all questions

Mike Coffman told The Denver Post’s Kurtis Lee over the weekend that Coffman himself will provide “very specific” answers to any question from his constituents.

As the people’s representatives, reporters should throw queries to Coffman, as well, because the Congressman’s record has yet to be fully aired out in the Denver media, possibly because just three months ago he was ducking not only journalists but friendly talk radio hosts.

Here are a few questions for Coffman:

If Coffman is a true believer in Social Security, as he says he is, why does Coffman repeatedly call it a Ponzi scheme, which is a criminal enterprise?

In light of Coffman’s position in favor of banning abortion in the case of rape and incest, with no exceptions, what would Coffman say to a teen girl who wants an abortion after being raped by her brother?

And what does Coffman have to say to women who use common birth control, like the IUD, that would be banned by personhood amendments, which Coffman endorsed in 2008 and 2010?

Does Coffman still think the Arizona immigration law is an “understandable response” to illegal immigration, now that the law has been struck down by the Supreme Court?

Why does Coffman oppose the Dream Act, which would help high-achieving children of illegal immigrants to attend college and give them a path to citizenship?

Does Coffman still think Obama is rushing “illegal” immigrants onto the voting rolls to influence the November election?

Why does Coffman think that too big a deal was made of his comment that Obama is not an American “in his heart” and too big a deal was also made of his statement that he doesn’t know if Obama was “born in the United States of America.”

Why did Coffman’s website call his private meetings at large corporations, like Home Depot and LabCorp, “town hall meetings?”

What is it about the flat tax that makes it have, in Coffman’s words, “tremendous value?” The taxing groceries part?

Why did Coffman vote in 2011 for the first Ryan Budget, which would have eliminated Medicare as an insurance option and would have forced seniors to choose among private insurance options? (The 2012 Ryan budget allowed seniors to choose from private insurance plans AND Medicare. But the 2011 version, which Coffman also voted for, did not.)

Those are just a few samples.

The Post explained how Coffman’s constituents can submit questions, but journalists might just have his direct line.

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