BREAKING: Gardner Backs Slashing Emergency Unemployment Insurance for 330,000 Coloradans, Breaks Promise to Extend
Trump: “We Don’t Care” If Benefits Expire, Does Gardner Agree?
Denver, CO – In Senator Cory Gardner’s “safe space” of conservative talk radio yesterday, Gardner admitted he supports slashing the emergency unemployment payments 330,000 Coloradans have relied on to put food on the table and pay rent — saying the emergency lifeline creates “unfair competition.” Gardner’s GOP is pushing to cut the program by two-thirds — breaking his promise that there was “no doubt” emergency insurance payments would be extended. Hundreds of thousands of out of work Coloradans are now in a “terrifying” position with emergency assistance on the chopping block.
Meanwhile, President Trump is now pushing for a skimpy relief package, saying that “we don’t care, we really don’t care” about excluding emergency unemployment payments and relief to local governments and hospitals. Does Gardner also “not care” if emergency unemployment insurance abruptly ends, leaving 330,000 Coloradans in a “frightening” position as the unemployment rate hits 10%?
Instead of taking action for Coloradans in need, Gardner has gone on two vacations, spent a week “infighting” in Washington, and posed for photos with Ivanka Trump, all while refusing to face constituents calling on him to act.
Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen:
“300,000 Coloradans are relying on the federal emergency unemployment boost to put food on the table and keep a roof over their head, but Senator Gardner is failing them. Senator Gardner’s feckless behavior is on display as he continues to prioritize President Trump, Mitch McConnell, and the corporate special interests ahead of Coloradans in need.”