Republican leaders in Colorado, Speaker of the House Amy Stephens and Senate Minority Leader Frank McNulty are being criticized by members of their own party. The usual label RINO has been pulled out. Republican In Name Only. Maybe the two are not as conservative as people thought. Maybe they recognize that Democrats have a governor and a chamber.
Republicans can tack hard right and score points with their voters. They would achhieve gridlock and not much else. The other approach is to take a moderate approach and actually govern.