Gardner Said He Couldn’t Back Trump, ‘Who Brags About Degrading and Assaulting Women.’ Turns Out, He Can.
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.
Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., held a fundraiser for his re-election campaign at a lobbying firm's Washington office Wednesday as a partial government shutdown that has left some 800,000 federal workers without paychecks entered its 26th day.
When Colorado state Treasurer Walker Stapleton was running for re-election in 2014, his opponent accused him of not showing up for work after records revealed he only swiped in at his office with his electronic key card about 10 times a month. But since the 2014 election, records show, Stapleton has only swiped in once, raising new questions about his work ethic as he runs for governor.
Walker Stapleton has pledged to be a steward of Colorado’s water, but facilities he ran for years in California wine country were found in violation of water regulations more than 75 times.