Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo., is fighting a lawsuit alleging the congressman had a “reckless” response to the COVID-19 pandemic in his office.
Lamborn’s former staffer, Brandon Pope, filed the complaint against the congressman on Thursday, claiming he “had a reckless and dangerous approach to COVID-19” and “retaliated against” Pope “for seeking to protect employees from unsafe conditions in the workplace.”
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Pope alleges that Lamborn fired him on Dec. 7, 2020, after he “vocally opposed Lamborn’s reckless refusal to adopt any reasonable safety protocols in the District Office and placed employees and others at significant risk of serious illness or death as a result of COVID-19 infection.”
A spokesperson for Lamborn’s office called the claims “unsubstantiated.”
Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-KS) (L) and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) (R) arrive for a classified House Armed Services Committee briefing at the U.S. Capitol, May 28, 2020. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
“The workplace safety allegations made by Mr. Pope are unsubstan
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