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Shawn Mitchell Storms Out Of Pinnocol Hearings: Where Does It Rank Other Colorado Legislative Misbehavior? (VOTE)

First Posted: 03/18/10 06:12 AM ET   Updated: 05/25/11 03:25 PM ET

On Friday, State Senator Shawn Mitchell stormed out of a session of the Colorado State Legislature aimed at approving legislation reforming the quasi-state-owned insurance company Pinnacol. This came a few weeks after Mitchell advised a witness at the hearings to imagine the Committee Chairwoman, Senator Morgan Carroll, in her underwear to quell nervousness.

The committee ultimately approved the pending bills on a straight party line, taking them one step closer to a vote in the General Assembly.

Mitchell's behavior may be eyebrow-raising to some, but it's only the latest in a history of bizarre behavior from Colorado legislators. We've assembled a list of some recent weird antics from years past.

Vote for the wackiest behavior below.

Shawn Mitchell
 
This Republican state senator from Broomfield has caused quite a fuss during the Pinnacol Assurance investigative committee hearings, including making lewd comments about the committee chair Sen. Morgan Carroll D-Aurora, and getting into a shouting match with Carroll and asking Carroll to order him escorted out of the committee room, and eventually storming out. He also suggested to a nervous man testifying against Pinnacol, to picture Carroll in her underwear.







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