FOX NEWS: Trump Says Gardner is “Very, Very Loyal to The Party,” As Gardner Takes McConnell’s Advice to “Keep Your Powder Dry” on SCOTUS
While Gardner stays mum on SCOTUS, he hosts a private fundraiser with known racist & potential SCOTUS pick Senator Tom Cotton
Denver, CO – This morning on Fox News, President Trump said what Coloradans have come to know about Senator Cory Gardner — he is “very, very loyal to the party,” pressuring Gardner to ultimately go along with what Trump and Mitch McConnell want as Senate Republicans rush to fill the late Justice Ginsburg’s U.S. Supreme Court seat. But Gardner himself is refusing to say whether he will uphold his 2016 standard that “the president who is elected in November [to] be the one who makes this decision” about a lifetime Supreme Court appointment, following McConnell’s orders to his caucus to “keep your powder dry.” Incredibly, Trump even suggested that the Supreme Court vacancy would somehow “help” Gardner’s campaign.
Instead of answering questions on the consequential SCOTUS vacancy that will decide the fate of the Affordable Care Act and protections for people with pre-existing conditions, today Gardner is hosting a private fundraiser with known racist and anti-choice potential SCOTUS pick, Senator Tom Cotton:
After the vice chair of the Black Legislative Caucus asked Gardner to cancel the fundraiser and condemn Cotton’s racist rhetoric, the vulnerable Senator — predictably — “didn’t respond” to questions about the event.