Gardner Enables Trump to Raid Military Construction Funding
Gardner “failed the test” by voting to uphold national emergency declaration, which led Denver Post to rescind their 2014 endorsement
Denver, CO — With backing from Senator Cory Gardner, the Trump administration is diverting $3.6 billion from 127 military construction projects to build an ineffective and costly border wall.
Gardner’s vote to uphold Trump’s national emergency declaration cost him the endorsement of The Denver Post, which wrote that “Gardner has been too busy walking a political tight rope to be a leader” and they “no longer know what principles guide the senator.”
Colorado Democratic Party Chair Morgan Carroll:
“Senator Gardner broke his promise to stand up to his party leaders and be an independent voice for Colorado when he refused to join the dozen Republican senators who voted against President Trump’s unconstitutional power grab. Now, more than 100 military construction projects are in limbo thanks in part to Senator Gardner’s vote, and he’s also been silent on Senate Republicans’ plan to raid billions more from health and education funding. As Gardner promotes phony claims of bipartisanship, Coloradans don’t need to look beyond this vote to see that he’s just a spineless yes-man for Trump.”