ColoradoPolitics Article: Tancredo fires back at Karl Rove’s tirade on Fox News

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Tancredo fires back at Karl Rove’s tirade on Fox News

Author: Jessica Machetta – November 15, 2017 – Updated: November 15, 2017

Former congressman and gubernatorial candidate Tom Tancredo didn’t take long to respond to establishment GOP consultant Karl Rove’s tirade on Fox News early Tuesday evening after Rove called Tancredo a “disgraced former congressman” on national television.

Tancredo fired back in a press release, saying, “I don’t take moral advice or criticism from someone who helped the president create a false narrative about Iraq that eventually led to the deaths of thousands of American servicemen and women and created a catastrophic mess in the Middle East.”

Rove has attacked Tancredo before. One month ago, Rove lumped Tancredo in with “Steve Bannon’s motley crew of challengers” in the upcoming midterm elections.

Tancredo, who served in Congress during the Bush administration, had been at odds with Rove and other members of the Bush White House over immigration, federal education policy and healthcare policy.

Tancredo faces a crowded field in both the primary and general election in the Colorado gubernatorial race.