Cory Gardner is no friend of the environment

American Bridge released the following statement on Cory Gardner’s faux-environmentalism after he appeared at an American Wind Energy Association event and was appointed the co-leader of the Roosevelt Conservation Caucus.

“Cory Gardner is paying lip service to environmental causes one day and voting to confirm a coal lobbyist to run the EPA the next,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “As Gardner continues to spout empty rhetoric on environmental issues, we’ll be there to remind Coloradans that he is no friend of the environment.”

Read more on Gardner’s environmental record here.

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FLIP FLOP: Cory Gardner on Trump’s national emergency

“Cory Gardner is so terrified of breaking with Trump that he’s done a complete 180 on the President’s national emergency declaration,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “He’s trying and failing to have it both ways — the oldest losing strategy in the book.”

FLIP: “I think declaring a national emergency is not the right idea.”

FLOP: “We certainly have a challenge at the border…Obviously the 1976 [National Emergencies Act] gives the President some authority, and so we’re looking into those authorities.”

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QUICK CLIP: They’re Toast

Don’t take it from us. Even conservatives are admitting President Trump’s national emergency declaration spells trouble for 2020 Senate Republicans.

This weekend, talking heads and pundits filled the airwaves with grim predictions for Senate Republicans who are increasingly between Trump and a hard place as 2020 approaches.

Jennifer Rubin: “I think Susan Collins is going to be toast. I think Cory Gardner is going to be toast. I think Thom Tillis is going to be toast.”

Watch Rubin on MSNBC here:

Watch the full clip here.

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Join Sens. McConnell and Thune in the nation’s capital to help kick off Cory Gardner’s Senate campaign

“Cory Gardner has chosen to kick off his reelection campaign with a who’s who of Republican Party bosses in the heart of the Swamp,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “That should tell Coloradans all they need to know about his priorities.”

Colorado Times Recorder: It’s Official: Gardner 2020 Campaign Kicks Off in DC With Leadership Luncheon
By Erik Maulbetsch | February 13, 2019

“Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner is officially running for re-election next year. His 2020 campaign will “kick off” Feb. 27 with a Washington, D.C. luncheon hosted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), ‘benefiting the reelection campaign of Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO).’”
“In addition to musings that he might step down voluntarily, the first-term senator has drawn fire from his conservative base, including county party officials who have publicly called for a primary challenge to Gardner.”
“The presence of entire Senate Republican leadership team demonstrates the significance of Gardner’s seat. In addition […]

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American Ledger: Gardner Said He Couldn’t Back Trump, ‘Who Brags About Degrading and Assaulting Women.’ Turns Out, He Can.

American Ledger: Gardner Said He Couldn’t Back Trump, ‘Who Brags About Degrading and Assaulting Women.’ Turns Out, He Can.

By Chad Smith | February 1, 2019

Sen. Cory Gardner, who in October 2016 said of Donald Trump, “I cannot and will not support someone who brags about degrading and assaulting women,” this week said that he, in fact, can and will.

After two years of tightrope-walking between Trump critic and Trump cheerleader, Gardner, R-Colo., made his choice, saying he would support Trump’s re-election bid.

“I know what Kamala Harris and I know what Bernie Sanders will do to Colorado, and that’s why I’ll be supporting the president,” Gardner told the Independent Journal Review, referring to two Senate colleagues who could be vying for the Democratic nomination.

Trump celebrated getting Gardner’s endorsement Friday, tweeting: “Thank you to Senator Rob Portman and Senator Cory Gardner for the early and warm endorsement. We will […]

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QUICK CLIP: Gardner’s Shutdown Is Hurting Coloradans

“By refusing to take action to reopen the federal government, Senate Republicans have abdicated the responsibility of a coequal branch of government,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “Cory Gardner’s timid denunciation of the shutdown means nothing to the thousands of Coloradans going without paychecks. His constituents deserve better.”

Below, watch how the Trump-McConnell shutdown is hurting Coloradans:

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As 15,700 Coloradans Miss Their First Paycheck, Gardner Attends *Another* High-Dollar Fundraiser

Days after 15,700 Coloradans employed by the federal government missed their first shutdown paycheck, U.S. Senator Cory Gardner was at another high-dollar fundraiser for his reelection campaign.

Last week, he was hosted by lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s PAC. This week, it was Covington & Burling LLP who brought in their deep-pocketed buddies to give Gardner a hand.

“Gardner may be paying lip service to furloughed workers, but his incessant fundraising sends a different message,” said American Bridge spokesperson Amelia Penniman. “Forget taking a paycheck while Coloradans suffer — Gardner is raking in money from K Street, too. Seriously, Senator?”

Watch Gardner run from tough questions:

Watch the full clip here
See the fundraiser invitation here.

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Gardner Fundraises With Lobbyists While 800,000 American Workers Go Without Pay

Gardner has declined to reject his salary during the shutdown

On the 19th morning of President Trump’s federal government shutdown, Senator Cory Gardner (R-CO) wasn’t negotiating reopening the government. Nor was he responding to Coloradans going without pay while Trump prolongs his pointless shutdown.

Instead, he was at a fundraiser hosted by lobbying firm Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck’s PAC.

Watch Gardner fail to answer for his out-of-touch fundraiser:

Gardner is also continuing to collect his six-figure salary while thousands of furloughed Coloradans go without pay. During the 2013 shutdown, Gardner pledged to donate his Congressional salary, but never offered proof that the funds had been donated.

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FLASHBACK: Earlier this Year, Graham, Cassidy, Heller Said CBO Scores Vital to Vetting Health Care Bills

This week, Senate Republicans once against exposed their partisan hypocrisy by recklessly dismissing the need for a full CBO score of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller health care bill before voting on it, even though–as recently as this summer–Senators Dean Heller, Lindsay Graham, Bill Cassidy, and many others said they needed a CBO score to evaluate health care bills.

Without a CBO score, basic information such as how many people will lose coverage, how much premiums will increase, and how much more care for common pre-existing conditions will increase will not be known. The Senate GOP’s game plan is to keep Americans in the dark — because they know the more the American people learn about their latest Trumpcare plan, the more they hate it.

“The same senators trying to ram this latest disastrous Trumpcare bill though Congress were — just months ago — eloquently explaining why a comprehensive analysis by the Congressional Budget Office […]

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Ain’t No Party Like A Shutdown Party: Your 2014 GOP

A year ago today was a dark day for Washington. Like, literally dark — the Republican Party turned off the lights to the federal government, holding the economy hostage to try to score political points. It didn’t work.

In fact, all the government shutdown did was suck $24 billion out of the US economy, while leaving the Republican Party deeply damaged. It’s easy to associate the shutdown with the likes of Ted Cruz, the man who drives the GOP strategy. But it’s not just Ted Cruz who supported the shutdown. It’s nearly every Republican Senate candidate in key races and a slew of 2016 frontrunners.

Their support manifested itself in different ways. Cory Gardner voted for the shutdown, risked default by voting against raising the debt ceiling, voted to prolong the shutdown, and then hobnobbed with Karl Rove and his big-money donor friends while America paid the price for his actions.

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