Gardner Refuses To Say if He Has Confidence in Trump’s Handling of COVID, Snaps at Reporter, “I’m Not Going to Do It”

Gardner Refuses To Say if He Has Confidence in Trump’s Handling of COVID, Snaps at Reporter, “I’m Not Going to Do It”

CNN Headline: “Senate GOP candidates attacked Obama over Ebola but defend Trump on coronavirus pandemic”

Denver, CO –  For at least the third time, Senator Cory Gardner is refusing to talk about how the president he is with “100%” of the time and has endorsed for re-election is handling the coronavirus pandemic, even though he admitted, “there’s going to be everybody asking that question.” Asked by CNN for the second time in recent months whether he thought President Trump was doing a good job managing the health crisis, Gardner snapped at the reporter with a new excuse: “I’m not going to play political pundit for you.”

Take a look at No Comment Cory’s latest evasion:

Asked last week if he had confidence in the Trump administration’s handling of the virus, GOP Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado pushed back.

“I’m not going to play political pundit for you,” Gardner said when asked if he agreed with Trump’s claim that the federal government had done a “great job” in dealing with the crisis. Asked again how he would characterize the administration’s response, Gardner said: “You want me to be a Democrat pundit. I’m not going to do it.

. . .
In October 2014, then-Rep. Gardner whacked the federal response during a debate against Democratic Sen. Mark Udall.

Both CNN evasions come after Gardner dodged a similar request to comment on Trump’s pandemic response earlier this year, saying “I think it’s important to not look and try to provide some kind of a grade” before abruptly ending a call. 

While reports show the Trump Administration **still** “openly disdain[s]” science and is working to “distort reality” for political purposes, Gardner continues to stand beside Trump’s failed leadership. Instead of holding the president accountable for the early failures in the administration’s handling of the pandemic and demanding answers, Gardner has blamed China, the World Health Organization, and even impeachment for the administration’s shortcomings. 

Our country is facing a health and economic crisis, and Cory Gardner has failed to lead.

###