Former U.S. Rep. Claudine Schneider (R. RI), founder of the organization, Republicans for Integrity, has started calling out U.S. Senate Republicans up for re-election for losing their integrity by putting their loyalty for Trump over democracy. Last week, she called out U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R. NC). This week, she released a scathing op-ed in The Colorado Sun calling out U.S. Senator Cory Gardner (R. CO):
For example, when he was campaigning for office in 2014, Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner made a vow to Colorado’s voters to be independent and act with integrity.
He said, “When my party is wrong, I’ll say it. When something is broken, I’ll fix it!”
Cory Gardner has not said anything, nor has he fixed anything in his six years in the Senate.
Rather, Gardner has become a meek enabler of the corruption and abuse of power that have come to characterize today’s Republicans.
Gardner has sacrificed many other principles during his time in the Senate. Here are a few more examples:
- Gardner strongly supports Trump’s continued efforts to kill the Affordable Care Act, which protects against pre-existing conditions. This, along with expanded Medicaid coverage made possible by the ACA, provides health care for nearly a million residents of Colorado. A Supreme Court decision on the Trump case to kill the ACA is due after the election.
- Gardner defends federal negligence in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, which has killed more than 130,000 Americans and shows little sign of slowing down, as compared with other countries that have managed to bring it largely under control.
- Gardner was silent when news broke that Russia was paying bounties to Afghan Taliban fighters to hunt and kill American soldiers!
- Apparently Gardner was waiting for his “talking points” from Donald Trump!
As a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Gardner should be defending America’s national security, American soldiers’ lives and Colorado’s interests.
Instead, Gardner is too busy making excuses for Trump.
Where did Gardner’s integrity go? When will he say his party is wrong on DACA? When will he attempt to fix it?
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