Colorado state senators recalled over gun control vote
Eric Singer, CNN
DENVER, CO - Two Colorado State Senators who supported stricter state gun laws are out of a job.
Voters kicked them out Tuesday in the state's first-ever legislative recall.
Democrats John Morse and Angela Giron had voted for new gun laws following mass shootings in Aurora and Newtown, Connecticut.
"The job has been exhausting and frustrating and hugely rewarding,” Morse told CNN’s Eric Singer.
Former State Senate President John Morse hugged supporters after his recall loss, stung by overcoming a mail-in ballot election that didn't happen - and not enough support to keep him in office.
Gun control legislation was at the heart of John Morse's political downfall.
When asked if he would do anything differently, Morse replied, "absolutely not. What we did was the right thing and as I said month ago if doing this cost me my political career that's a very small price to pay."
"We're here for him,” Richard Morse, the former senator’s brother said. “There's no - it doesn't change our view of him one bit. We already know the integrity and the honor and the commitment and the compassion that this man has."
"It’s sad because he was a great senator,” said one.
"You know, it's really disappointing,” said another.
Now, it's Citizen John Morse.
According to KROD TV, John Morse says he will go back to being a CPA and serve his community in other ways.
The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund helped bankroll the recall campaigns and called the outcome a major milestone.