BREAKING: Gardner & Senate GOP Fail to Deliver Any COVID Relief, Go On Month-Long Vacation
85 Days Since Gardner Said It Would Be “Unfathomable” To Go On Recess Without Aid, He Campaigns As Senate Formally Adjourns Without Action
Denver, CO – Senator Cory Gardner and the Senate GOP announced they are officially going on a month-long vacation after failing to deliver COVID relief for the 311,000 Coloradans depending on emergency unemployment relief, our hamstrung local and state governments, and underprepared schools. Instead of standing up for Coloradans and opposing President Trump’s executive orders to slash funding for Social Security and Medicare and gut unemployment relief, Gardner hit the campaign trail and either refused to comment or sidestepped questions.
It has been 85 days since Gardner said recess would be “unfathomable” — but now he’s on his third vacation after several long weekends and weeks of “infighting” without making any progress. Colorado’s local leaders, workers, and veterans are decrying Gardner and Mitch McConnell’s failure to provide relief and are demanding answers for his “broken promises.”
Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen:
“It is ‘unfathomable’ that Senator Cory Gardner would go on another vacation after failing to provide relief to Coloradans who are struggling to pay rent, put food on the table, and safely return to school. Senator Gardner has shown staying in Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump’s good graces is more important than Coloradans’ livelihood.”