Did Camille, a Democratic robot, call to talk about Mike Coffman?


Today is the anniversary of Roe v. Wade — the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion across the land. And if you live in Colorado’s 6th Congressional District and happen to be on the Democrats’ mighty list of targeted voters, you may have heard from a robot named Camille.

If she called you, and if you’re anything like me, you probably just hung up on her. What you missed, though, was a notable first in this year’s race for the 6th Congressional District seat between state Sen. Morgan Carroll, the latest Democrat the party has sent to slay incumbent Republican Congressman Mike Coffman — who handily defeated her predecessors.

Camille opens her chat talking about how today marks the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Then the robot starts swinging mightily at Coffman’s record on abortion, citing how he’s pushing for more government interference in women’s privacy by wanting to ban the procedure — even in cases of rape and incest.

Coffman’s trying to roll back healthcare, the robot says, and asks you to call the congressman and “tell him to stop attacking a woman’s constitutional right to make personal medical decisions.”

The Dems don’t hand out stats about how many folks received this call, which party they belonged to, whether they’re registered to vote, or what their racial or gender makeup is. There are probably numbers outlining how many people picked up, hung up or listened to the whole thing — but those aren’t publicly available. And only Coffman knows how many nasty calls he received today at the order of a robot named Camille.

Zach Hunter from the National Republican Congressional Committee wrote The Colorado Independent the following about the ringing robot: “These calls are just a feeble attempt to distract attention from Morgan Carroll’s ultra-liberal record. Whether it is her efforts to coddle Iran in the state Senate, her silence on the Iran nuclear deal, or her willingness to bring GITMO detainees to [Colorado], Carroll has given 6th District voters every reason to question her judgement on the most important issues.”

The NRCC blasted out a radio ad attacking Carroll for her stance on Guantanamo Bay. It’s notable Hunter didn’t blast the concept of robocalls. Sixth District residents will likely be getting their fair share from Coffman’s side too.

Curious about what exactly Camille the Democratic robot said? Here was her script:

Hi, this is Camille calling on behalf of the DCCC.

Today is the anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling on Roe v. Wade, which said that a woman’s constitutional right to privacy extends to her ability to make personal medical decisions, including the right to have a safe and legal abortion.

Roe has been the law of the land for decades, and a majority of Americans agree that a woman has the right to make her own medical decisions.

But Congressman Mike Coffman is pushing for more government interference into your right to privacy.

He has stated clearly that he supports a dangerous abortion ban – even in the cases of rape and incest.

Shockingly, Mike Coffman and House Republicans are planning to vote yet again to roll back healthcare access for thousands of hardworking Coloradans.

Call Mike Coffman at (720) 748-7514 and tell him to stop attacking a woman’s constitutional right to make personal medical decisions.

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