ICYMI: The Denver Channel: Sen. Cory Gardner votes against overturning Trump’s emergency border declaration
March 14, 2019
Previously, Senator Gardner stated that he was still “talking to Coloradans” before deciding how to vote on President Trump’s unconstitutional emergency declaration. It’s unclear which Coloradans he spoke to, because while Colorado is standing up to Trump’s unlawful declaration, Gardner caved and voted with Trump. This vote makes it clear that Gardner will never stand up to Trump. See below:
The Denver Channel: Sen. Cory Gardner votes against overturning Trump’s emergency border declaration
By Blair Miller
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., voted Thursday against overturning President Trump’s national emergency declaration at the southern border, though 12 of his Republican colleagues joined Democrats to pass the first measure the president is expected to veto.
The resolution passed the Senate in a 59-41 vote after previously passing the House and sets up the first major rebuke of the president by his own party since he took office in 2017. The measure needed 51 votes to pass.
Gardner, who faces a stiff Senate challenge by Democrats for his seat in 2020, had previously been on the fence as to how he would vote on such a measure, but he told Colorado Public Radio that he would tell the president “that I think Congress needs to do its job.”
After Thursday’s vote, Gardner blamed Democratic leadership for the president’s declaration. He and the president endorsed one another in January.