KNUS radio host Randy Corporon likes to tell his listeners the exact number of days that have elapsed since U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) accepted an invitation to appear on his show–over 1,561 days so far.
But Corporon has announced that his long wait is coming to an end, with Gardner scheduled to take questions on Corporon’s show this Saturday.
“Cory knows he needs to reach out to the Tea Party, to his constituents, the ones who should naturally be excited about his effort to get re-elected along with winning Colorado for President Trump,” said Corporon on air over the weekend, explaining why Gardner has finally accepted his invitation to join his show.
In fact, Gardner has made repeated appearances on conservative talk radio shows this year, but he’d been rejecting Corporon’s invitation.
Gardner’s willingness to appear on talk radio, while often refusing to answer questions from real journalists, caught the attention of 9News anchor Kyle Clark last week.
“I have noted that Senator Gardner is spending a lot of his time in his safe spaces — talk radio,” said Clark on 9News’ Next with Kyle Clark. “And there’s nothing wrong with doing interviews there for sure, but at some point, Gardner’s gonna need to venture out and face questions from journalists. And when questions are ignored, or shrugged off, they don’t go away — they just pile up. Every week Senator Gardner spends in his safe spaces just leaves him with a bigger pile to shovel eventually.”
Corporon, who calls himself a “Tea Party Patriot” and is the chair and founder of the Arapahoe County Tea Party, spent part of his Saturday morning program asking listeners for questions for Gardner, who is scheduled to appear on Corporon’s show this Saturday.
Gardner’s office did not return a call seeking to know why he avoided Corporon’s show for so long and why he’s chosen to finally appear.