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Jan 28, 2011 7:53 AM by Bea Karnes

Senate panel to investigate lawmaker's behavior

DENVER (AP)-A Colorado Senate committee will be appointed to investigate the behavior of a state representative a witness says made "boisterous noise and a lot of hand gestures" during a discussion about redistricting in the Senate after adjournment.

Senate President Brandon Schaffer, D-Longmont, tells The Denver Post that the committee will look into the behavior of Rep. David Balmer, R-Centennial. A witness says Balmer was talking to Democratic Sen. Gail Schwartz of Snowmass Village Wednesday when a sergeant at arms asked Balmer to leave.

Schaffer says Balmer is banned from the Senate floor until the committee determines what happens.

Balmer and Schwartz are members of a committee on congressional redistricting. Balmer says they were discussing an upcoming meeting and he later apologized to Schwartz.

Schwartz says Balmer's behavior was inappropriate.

 

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