REALITY CHECK: Gardner Failed Colorado on COVID, But New Ad Brags About “Get[ting] Things Done”

REALITY CHECK: Gardner Failed Colorado on COVID, But New Ad Brags About “Get[ting] Things Done”

Gardner is on a month-long vacation after failing to extend emergency unemployment insurance & pass urgent funding for schools, local governments & USPS

Denver, CO – Senator Cory Gardner has the audacity to brag that he “gets things done” in his latest campaign ad despite the fact that he left Washington empty-handed, failing to deliver emergency unemployment insurance and funding for our underprepared schools, hamstrung local governments, and USPS. Once again, Gardner’s new TV ad deceives Coloradans about his real record, suspiciously omitting his failure to stand up to President Trump and Mitch McConnell as they botch the nation’s response to COVID-19. 

“It’s unfathomable to see Senator Gardner take a victory lap after failing to deliver COVID relief and going on a month-long vacation while Coloradans struggle,” said Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen. “Instead of fighting for Coloradans, Senator Gardner sold us out for President Trump and corporate special interests. We all know that Senator Gardner prefers $1,000 bottles of champagne over Colorado’s craft beer — but if he wants to talk beer, it’s clear Gardner is nothing but foam.”

Gardner is currently in hot water after the Denver Post revealed his previous ad attempting to show bipartisanship and greenwash his abysmal environmental record features two Republican operatives and a “hollow shell” sham environmental group that no real environmental organizations had “ever heard of.” 

Here are the facts on how Gardner has failed Colorado:

GARDNER FAILED TO DELIVER COVID RELIEF

  • Gardner left Washington for a month-long recess without passing COVID relief. It has been 98 days since Gardner said recess would be “unfathomable,” yet he folded to Mitch McConnell and left town anyway.

GARDNER IS “ONE OF THE MOST PARTISAN MEMBERS OF CONGRESS”

  • Despite promising Coloradans he’d stand up to his party, as coronavirus spread earlier this year, Trump said Gardner has been “with us 100 percent … no waver.” CQ found that Gardner votes with Trump 98% of the time.
  • Gardner has confirmed nearly every one of Trump and McConnell’s right-wing appointees, supported partisan legislative tactics and political activity, and was labeled “one of the most partisan members of Congress.”
  • The Denver Post revoked their 2014 Gardner endorsement, stating that the endorsement was a “mistake” and that Gardner has become “precisely what we said in our endorsement he would not be: ‘a political time-server interested only in professional security.’”

GARDNER PREFERS $1000 BOTTLE CHAMPAGNE, NOT COLORADO BEER

  • Gardner “turned his back” on survivors of sexual assault and was a deciding vote to confirm Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh — who also likes beer.

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