QUIDNUNC: Aurora lawmaker turns council meeting into firing ‘squad’


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QUID HAS HEARD that it was only a matter of time before Aurora’s very own squad got under the skin of the dexter side of the corporeal city heads. Councilman Dave Gruber literally stole the Monday council meeting show, floating downstage to perform a stunning solo to a packed house. Gruber sang loudly, and most say off-key, the part of the indignant patriarchal pontificator. He blistered the bad-ass council squad from Emerge for having a role in the pandemonium on parade during the GEO prison protest July 12. Like Trump’s nemeses in Congress, Gruber has declared war against lefty councilwomen Allison Hiltz, Crystal Murillo and Nicole Johnston, who have regularly been at the front of the anti-GEO prison parade. The squad was at the Friday protest when 1,900 die-hard  kumbayanders watched some lefty thugs make a mess of GEO flags. It’s unclear what compelled Gruber to unleash the Wrath of Dad from the council floor instead of his council chair, but also outraged Republican George Brauchler, DA south of Colfax, might have a clue. Seems Gruber sent a public tweet to the DA before all the Monday Night Raw,  telling Brauchler, “Need to talk.” Gruber provided his secret hot phone number for whatever warranted the hot jaw. The message later vanished, probably after someone born in this century pointed out the Twitter faux pas. At the end of the long Monday night, it looked like Trump was closer to his squad than Gruber was to his.