House Minority Leader Lynch avoids ouster in ‘no confidence’ caucus vote

(The Center Square) – Colorado House Minority Leader Mike Lynch will remain in his role after a “no-confidence” vote amongst the chamber’s Republican caucus on Monday.

The vote came after it was revealed in a Denver Post report last week that Lynch, who’s also running for the 4th Congressional District seat, was arrested in 2022 and charged with a DUI and weapons possession. Lynch, who pleaded to lesser charges, never disclosed the arrest and was later elected House minority leader.

The caucus’s “no-confidence” vote was split 9-9, with one absence, according to Colorado Politics. Lynch insisted in a statement Monday that the caucus is still “unified and focused” on its key issues like cost-of-living and education during the legislative session, which started earlier this month.

“As House Minority Leader, I am proud to lead a caucus that prioritizes the needs and aspirations of the people we represent,” the Wellington Republican said.

“I have fully
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