Gov. Polis' visit to Colorado Springs comes with recall protests

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Governor Jared Polis has a full schedule in Colorado Springs Thursday, but protesters who are trying to recall him also showed up at one scheduled event. 

Brenda Lynch, with the protest, said, "he claims that he represents all the people of Colorado and indeed he doesn't."

Polis first met with local leaders during a work meeting with the Colorado Department of Transportation to discuss future road projects in the county and the city.

One of his stops after that was the “Pizza with Polis” event, organized by the El Paso County Progressive Veterans at the All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church. 

They are a newly formed group who works under the umbrella of the El Paso County Democratic Party. 

Among the people picketing outside was a veteran who said he didn't agree.

Wes Archibald explained, "I think some of them forgot what they did to serve our country."

Although, President of the new group said, "I really don't understand that point of view. Democrats are just as much Americans as anyone else."

The governor’s visit has sparked protests outside the church Thursday morning, with petitioners trying to get support for the recall against Polis.

Governor Polis answered questions from the media at an earlier event. When asked about the recall efforts he said, "whenever you have anything going on like this, you just have to focus on doing a good job and running the state."

The statewide effort is trying to collect over 600,000 signatures.

Inside, local democrats asked for support as they enter races in the November election.

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