Does Gardner Support Trump’s Executive Action to Gut Social Security & Medicare, Slash Unemployment Benefits, & Leave Local Governments to Foot the Relief Bill?
Gardner Fails to Deliver COVID Relief & Skips Town to Campaign 83 Days After He Said Recess Would be “Unfathomable”
Denver, CO – After Senator Cory Gardner failed to deliver COVID relief, he took another long weekend to campaign while President Trump signed executive orders to gut funding for Social Security and Medicare and slash unemployment relief, leaving our already hamstrung state to foot the bill. Now, Gardner owes Coloradans answers on if he supports Trump’s executive action after he and the Senate GOP failed to provide relief for the 330,000 Coloradans depending on emergency unemployment insurance.
Here are seven questions Gardner needs to answer:
- Does Gardner support Trump’s order to defund Social Security and Medicare, two lifelines for seniors during the pandemic?
- Gardner previously said he supports slashing unemployment benefits to $200/week; does he also support Trump going around Congress to cut the program?
- Why has Gardner failed to deliver aid to state and local governments, which Trump is now leaving them to foot the bill for emergency unemployment insurance?
- Trump’s order does not include a moratorium on evictions; does Gardner support “leav[ing] most tenants in peril?”
- Does Gardner agree with Trump that small businesses should be left out of this relief package?
- Does Gardner believe Trump is “not empowered to make up his own laws” with his use of an executive order, as he said of then-President Obama?
- Why did Gardner leave Washington to campaign?
It has been 83 days since Gardner said recess would be “unfathomable,” but he has taken two vacations, several long weekends, and spent weeks “bickering” while refusing to take up the House’s pandemic relief legislation to fully restore emergency unemployment insurance programs and provide aid to our schools, hospitals, and local governments.
Cory Gardner failed Colorado when we needed him most.