The National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) emailed a fundraising appeal yesterday, invoking Trump and U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner to entice donors to support the Make America Great Again agenda.
“I know you are dedicated to our Making America Great Again agenda,” stated the email, signed “Sue, NRSC.” “I know that President Trump and Chairman Gardner can count on you.”
“I want to be able to tell President Trump and Chairman Gardner that you are a 2018 Charter Member,” the email continued.
Gardner is chair of the NRSC, which is charged by U.S. Senate Republicans with helping Republican senators win elections.
Gardner once called Trump a “buffoon,” but has since voted with Trump over 93 percent of the time in the Senate, more than any other senator’s expected support of Trump, based on the Trump’s electoral performance in the senator’s home state. Trump lost Colorado by five points.
The NRSC confirmed that it sent the email.
The appeal offers membership cards for donations of platinum, silver, and gold gifts ranging from $5 to $250 and above. The cards feature images of Trump and Vice President Mike Pence with the slogan, “Strengthening the Majority, Making America Great Again.”
“As a member, we will send you a personalized membership card, and you will be given the opportunity to take advantage of special offers that will only be offered to charter members,” states the email.
Gardner has claimed to part ways with Trump on a few issues, including the enforcement of marijuana laws.
So the first-term senator’s complete embrace of the Trump MAGA agenda raises questions that were left unanswered today, because Gardner’s office hung up on me when I called to find out if Gardner still opposes any elements of Trump’s agenda and, if so, why he’d raise money promising to deliver on Trump’s broad Make America Great Again platform.