Gardner on the Verge of Emergency Flip-Flop?
Less than 24 hours after he “said he had personally told Trump he opposed” the action of declaring a national emergency during a Colorado Public Radio interview, Colorado’s junior U.S. Senator Cory Gardner appears to be on the verge of a major-league flip flop. When asked by the Denver Post’s Anna Staver if he supported President Trump’s officially declaring a national emergency to build his wall, Gardner said:
“I’m currently reviewing the authorities the Administration is using to declare a national emergency.”
“Yesterday, Cory Gardner stated definitively that he didn’t support the President issuing a national emergency to pay for an immoral border wall. Now, less than 24 hours later, Gardner isn’t sure and is ‘reviewing’ the President’s fake national emergency? It should worry Coloradans that when given a fairly easy choice between opposing or supporting President Trump’s unconstitutional power grab, Cory Gardner has to issue a statement that he’s thinking about it. Cory continues to want it both ways, but he has a choice to make. Will Cory Gardner stand up for Colorado and our democracy, or will he side with Mitch McConnell and a President he endorsed?” asked David Pourshoushtari, spokesman for the Colorado Democratic Party.
Gardner also stated during a KOA News interview on Wednesday that he opposed the national emergency declaration, stating “I think declaring a national emergency is not the right idea.”