There was a moderate firestorm on Twitter Monday when Gazette statehouse reporter Peter Marcus tweeted a photo of a letter from Broncos general manager John Elway asking members of the Senate Judiciary Committee to confirm President Donald Trump’s supreme court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
The most noteworthy part of Marcus’ report is that Elway’s message seems to be written on the Denver Broncos‘ official letterhead. The photo quickly became a topic of discussion, inside and outside Broncos country.
BREAKING: On official @Broncos letterhead, @johnelway urges Senate Judiciary to confirm #gorsuch #copolitics #coleg #GorsuchHearing pic.twitter.com/HwkmRkrM0B
— Peter Marcus (@MediaMarcus) March 20, 2017
Elway, a once-rumored Republican candidate for Colorado governor, in 2018 called Gorsuch a man of “tremendous intelligence, character and fairness.” He added that “Neil is a big Denver Broncos fan, and I can tell you that I’m a big fan of his.”
The Broncos, however, said Elway’s letter was not written on official team letterhead. Broncos vice president of public relations Patrick Smyth tweeted that it was Elway’s letterhead and not the Broncos, noting the watermarks in the left margin of the photo.
Not Broncos letterhead. Was written on John’s personal letterhead (see left margin) & his endorsement is independent of the Denver Broncos. https://t.co/9DYZS0Aarq
— Patrick Smyth (@psmyth12) March 20, 2017
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Source:: The Denver Post – Politics