John TomasicJohn TomasicFebruary 16, 20167min179

The firestorm that has followed the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia swept through the Colorado Legislature on Tuesday, sucking up oxygen in dueling press conferences held by Senate President Bill Cadman, R-Colorado Springs, and House Speaker Dickey Lee Hullinghorst, D-Gunbarrel. Indeed, the storm came despite the fact that Cadman and Hullinghorst both attempted to play down any relevance the growing fight to fill the vacancy left by Scalia might have to state Capitol business.