Colorado ex-Gov. Hickenlooper is no-show at ethics hearing

Hearing ongoing Thursday afternoon
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Posted at 12:13 PM, Jun 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-04 14:14:18-04

DENVER (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate candidate John Hickenlooper was a no-show for a Colorado Independent Ethics Commission hearing.

Hickenlooper's failure to appear Thursday was in defiance of a commission subpoena and a court order.

The commission is considering a Republican complaint claiming that trips Hickenlooper took on private planes while he was Colorado’s governor violated the state’s gift ban.

Attorney Mark Grueskin representing Hickenlooper logged onto the remote hearing 15 minutes after it started.

Hickenlooper denies the accusations and says his right to confront his accusers would be violated in a remote hearing.

He faces a June 30 Democratic primary against former Colorado House Speaker Andrew Romanoff.