REALITY CHECK: Gardner Stands With Trump “100%” & Is Mitch McConnell’s “Right Hand Man”

REALITY CHECK: Gardner Stands With Trump “100%” & Is Mitch McConnell’s “Right Hand Man”

Gardner has voted with Trump 98% of the time, making him “one of the most partisan members of Congress”

Denver, CO – Senator Cory Gardner is once again up with a deceiving ad that hides his real record of standing with President Trump “100%” and being “Mitch McConnell’s right-hand man,” even providing them the “key vote” to ram through a likely anti-ACA and anti-choice Supreme Court appointee, making the Trump-backed lawsuit to overturn the health care law more likely to succeed.

“Senator Gardner has been a reliable ally to President Trump and Mitch McConnell, working in lockstep to try to repeal the Affordable Care Act and sell out our public lands while failing to deliver needed COVID relief for Colorado families,” said Colorado Democratic Party spokesperson Eli Rosen. “Instead of fighting for Coloradans, Senator Gardner sold us out for his party bosses and corporate special interests — his deceiving ads won’t hide the truth.” 

Here are the facts on how Gardner has been a partisan warrior:

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.”
  • Gardner has voted for 98% of Trump’s judicial picks — rubber-stamping all but 4 of Trump’s 214 judicial nominees — and even voted for several judicial nominees deemed “not qualified” by the nonpartisan American Bar Association.
  • Gardner gave McConnell the “key vote” to rush a likely anti-Obamacare and anti-choice nominee onto the U.S. Supreme Court, making the Trump-backed lawsuit to overturn the health care law more likely to succeed. 
  • 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 SOLD OUT OUR PUBLIC LANDS

CHOSE TRUMP OVER COLORADO’S MILITARY COMMUNITY

  • Gardner voted three times to let Trump raid military construction funding for his border wall and broke his promise to protect funding for Colorado’s bases as Peterson Air Force Base lost $8 million. Gardner apparently didn’t lift a finger to restore the funding.

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