A group of progressive organizations rallied today in protest of Sen. Cory Gardner’s (R-Colo.) fluid stances on national and local policy debates with a
Today’s event, hosted by ProgressNow Colorado, aimed at demonstrating disapproval of Gardner’s lack of public accessibility amid his controversial changes of positions on policy.
Organizers said they want to demonstrate that Gardner constantly changes his positions and doesn’t make himself available to his
Whether it is national emergencies, government shutdowns, or U.S. – North Korean relations, Gardner struggles to maintain a consistent position on various issues.
Recently, Gardner voted in support of Trump’s national emergency declaration over the border wall after he expressed opposition to the idea on local radio stations. This comes after a survey by Magellan Strategies found that Colorado Republicans greatly support Trump’s border wall.
The Senator from Yuma faces a difficult road to re-election in 2020. According to a CNBC report, Gardner is “one of the seven Senators most likely to lose their seats in 2020.”
Therefore, Gardner’s flexible positions could be an attempt to align with the president in hopes of gaining support from the Trump base ahead of the 2020 election.
As Colorado grows increasingly blue, particularly after Democrats’ success in the 2018 midterms, the GOP senator finds himself on thin ice, as shown at today’s rally and yoga class outside of his office in Denver.