Latest Ads From Gardner, Republican Special Interests Continue to Mislead Coloradans on Coronavirus Response, Public Lands

Latest Ads From Gardner, Republican Special Interests Continue to Mislead Coloradans on Coronavirus Response, Public Lands

Gardner Greenwashes Votes with Trump to Sell Out Public Lands, Still Refuses to Support CORE Act & Oppose William Perry Pendley

Senator Cory Gardner and Mitch McConnell’s dark money special interest allies are out with a new round of misleading ads to deceive Coloradans about Gardner’s record of selling out our public lands and failing to support Colorado’s economy during the coronavirus pandemic.

“While the coronavirus is continuing to take its toll on Colorado’s health and economy, Cory Gardner and Mitch McConnell are working hand in glove to deceive Coloradans about Gardner’s record of standing with Trump as he ignored scientists’ warnings about the pandemic and attacked our public lands, air and water at every turn,” said Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen. “Coloradans won’t be fooled by their spin — voters know Gardner has sold out our public lands and stood with Trump 100% through his botched pandemic response, failing Colorado when we needed him most.” 

Like Gardner’s last greenwashing ad, his new deceptive spot ignores Gardner’s own record of being a rubber stamp for Trump’s toxic environmental agenda — earning a failing 11% lifetime score from the League of Conservation Voters. 

The second ad, from Mitch McConnell linked dark money group One Nation, conspicuously omits that the vulnerable Senator stood with President Trump “100%” through his failed pandemic response that has yielded record unemployment and the tragic loss of more than 140,000 American lives. 

Here are the other facts Gardner and his dark money allies leave out: 

1 – Colorado’s unemployment rate is going up — and Gardner is refusing to support a full unemployment insurance extension while trying to rip health care away from millions.

  • Gardner is still supporting the GOP lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act,which could rip health insurance away from millions in the middle of a pandemic. Washington Post fact checkers gave him “four pinocchios” for deceiving about his votes trying to gut protections for people with pre-existing conditions.

2 – Gardner has refused to hold Trump accountable for his failed response to COVID; tough talk on China doesn’t match his support for tax breaks for companies that ship jobs overseas.

3 – Gardner has a long record of refusing to protect Colorado’s public lands — including voting to cut LWCF — and standing by Trump to sell out public lands and national parks.

###