Why did State Rep. Dylan Roberts skip vote on a proposed audit into faulty COVID tests in nursing homes?
For Immediate Release
January 25, 2022
DENVER, CO – Earlier today Democrats, on a party-line vote, killed a proposed audit into the Polis administration’s off-label use of COVID tests in nursing homes.
One member who was not attendance in today’s Legislative Audit Committee meeting was State Rep. Dylan Roberts, who was instead replaced by State Rep. Andrew Boesenecker.
The letter substituting Boesenecker for Roberts was sent just minutes prior to the beginning of Legislative Audit Committee proceedings, and lists an inaccurate date.
Roberts was seen in the State Capitol shortly after the committee’s proceedings Tuesday morning. It is unclear why Roberts was absent.
The Avon Democrat declared his candidacy for State Senate District 8 in December.
If you are covering the Legislative Audit Committee’s COVID test vote today, please consider the following quote from Compass Colorado.
“Dylan Roberts needs to explain why he allowed Democrats to kill a nonpartisan investigation into the state’s use of faulty COVID tests in nursing homes,” said Compass Colorado Executive Director Kyle Kohli.
“Colorado families may have lost loved ones because of the Polis administration’s off-label use of COVID tests.”
“These families deserve a nonpartisan investigation and the truth, not partisan politics.”
Emails obtained by Colorado Public Radio last year revealed the state’s off-label use of Curative’s COVID tests may have contributed to a wave of nursing home deaths in 2020.