ICYMI: Gardner Slammed for Thinking Trump is “Moral and Ethical”

ICYMI: Gardner Slammed for Thinking Trump is “Moral and Ethical”

Sentinel Colorado: “In that moment, Gardener’s entire six-year, non-partisan sham collapsed. Years of double-talk about ‘standing up to my party when my party is wrong,’ became his political death warrant.”

HuffPost: “Gardner has fully embraced a president who lies on a regular basis, amplifies racist tweets, insults minorities, attacks veterans, celebrates violence against reporters…among a long litany of other incendiary actions.”

Denver, CO After Senator Cory Gardner reaffirmed his unwavering loyalty to President Trump — saying he thinks the President is “moral and ethical” — Gardner faced swift condemnation from Coloradans and reporters, noting the senator’s response was “Reason No. 1 why Gardner has no business to continue to represent anyone but Trump and himself in the U.S. Senate.”

Despite claiming he would be an independent voice for Colorado, “Gardner’s entire six-year, non-partisan sham collapsed” as he “has fully embraced” Trump and the laundry list of the president’s immoral and unethical behaviors. Gardner has remained mum on Trump’s attacks on women, immigrants, our democracy, and the press, to name a few, leading to the inevitable conclusion that he “has no business to continue to represent anyone but Trump and himself in the U.S. Senate.”

Read the highlights below or the Sentinel column HERE or HuffPost article HERE.

Sentinel Colorado: PERRY: Gardner delivers a KO in final Senate debate — to himself, lauding Trump’s morality
By Dave Perry, Sentinel Editor | October 14, 2020

  • For Gardner, his awkward moment of truth came Tuesday night when asked by 9News anchor Kyle Clark, “Do you believe that President Trump is a moral and ethical man?”
  • Besides Trump, no one can realistically believe he is. Ethical and moral people don’t lie, every day, usually many times in a day. Ethical and moral people don’t try to blackmail other foreign leaders for personal political gain. Moral people don’t brag about sex assaults. They don’t cheat on their wives and taxes. They don’t wink at white supremacists. Upstanding guys don’t pay porn stars for sex and then throw hush money at them. They don’t slur women for being women or make fun of war heroes and disabled people.
  • “Yes,” Gardner said about Trump’s moral compass. He said it lightning fast. Then he threw in, just as fast, “I wish he could be more specific in his communications with the American people.”
  • Right there is Reason No. 1 why Gardner has no business to continue to represent anyone but Trump and himself in the U.S. Senate.
  • If Gardner was being honest on Tuesday, telling all of Colorado that Trump behaves ethically in anything he does as president or in his personal life, then Gardner is either a stooge or as daft as Trump about how naive the American public is.
  • In that moment, Gardener’s entire six-year, non-partisan sham collapsed. Years of double-talk about “standing up to my party when my party is wrong,” became his political death warrant. 
  • Gardner’s problem, like Trump’s, is that they believe their own line of crap. They think you do, too. Gardner really does believe that he’s “the most bi-partisan” guy in the Senate. He really believes that he has worked hard to protect the Colorado environment. He sleeps at night thinking that he’s held Trump accountable for mishandling the pandemic, abusing immigrants and refugees, lying about, almost everything, wasting billions on a useless border wall, ignoring the global warming crisis, and the catalogue of lunacy that will become the Trump Presidential Library.
  • The truth caught up with Gardner Monday. He exposed himself as the fraud he really is by having to answer simple questions and by Hicknelooper’s plain talk.
  • Just because he says he represents Colorado, it doesn’t mean that most of what he’s done is representative of what Colorado residents want. Colorado never wanted this and certainly not now.

HuffPost: Sen. Cory Gardner Says He Thinks Trump Is An Ethical And Moral Man
The vulnerable Colorado Republican instead said Trump needs to be “more specific in his communications with the American people.”
By Igor Bobic | October 14, 2020

  • Asked if he thinks President Donald Trump ― who disdains notions of virtue on a near daily basis ― is an ethical and moral man, Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) replied in the affirmative.
  • “Yes,” Gardner said Tuesday during a debate in Colorado’s U.S. Senate race. 
  • Gardner’s steadfast defense of Trump stands in sharp contrast to his condemnation of Trump’s morals in October 2016 following the release of the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape. At the time, Gardner said he could not vote for Trump because his flaws went “beyond mere moral shortcomings” and because he showed a “disdain for dignity unbecoming of the presidency.”
  • Since then, Gardner has fully embraced a president who lies on a regular basis, amplifies racist tweets, insults minorities, attacks veterans, celebrates violence against reporters, enriches himself and his family with taxpayer funds, issues pardons to corrupt allies and officials, and encourages white supremacist groups, among a long litany of other incendiary actions.
  • “Coloradans watching last night’s final debate were appalled but not surprised by Cory Gardner’s latest cowardly refusal to utter a single word of criticism about Donald Trump. … The biggest joke of the night was Cory Gardner claiming he works for Colorado — we all know he sold us out for Trump years ago,” Hickenlooper spokesperson Alyssa Roberts said in a statement.

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