U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) is dodging his conservative talk radio allies as the impeachment hearings move forward.
KNUS 710-AM’s Steffan Tubbs explained to his listeners Wednesday that he texted Gardner’s press office Tuesday morning to request an interview with Gardner on Thursday or Friday to discuss the “impeachment inquiry, campaign, and Thanksgiving plans.”
Tubbs sent his text again to Gardner’s office Wednesday morning and got a response saying, “Hey Steffan, taking a look at schedule and will circle back.”
Gardner’s office eventually texted Tubbs, “Unfortunately at this point the schedule is packed Thursday and Friday at that time. Sorry about that, and thanks for the invitation!”
Tubbs read Gardner’s response on air and then played audio of cricket noises.
Tubbs then said, “I’ve known Cory a long time. He is my friend.”
But that didn’t stop Tubbs from mocking Gardner’s recent news releases–about multiple topics (mental health, China, renewable energy).
“You would not even have an internet story about what these press releases are talking about,” said Tubbs. “They might as well be saying, ‘Senator Cory Gardner woke up this morning and put first his left shoe on, tied it, and here comes the right shoe, it was followed closely after the left shoe, and in fact he did tie the right shoe as well.'”
“We are at a very critical time in this administration,” said an agitated Tubbs. “He is a Republican senator from Colorado.”
“There is nothing, nothing, on his Twitter account that has to do with impeachment,” said Tubbs. “…Where is his voice?”
Tubbs said Gardner is a “Republican that has every single opportunity over the last two weeks to…comment on the impeachment hearings. Instead, Gardner applauds $1 million research grants for [NREL].”
“Senator, what do you think of the impeachment crap going on? There’s been nothing. There has been crickets,” said Tubbs on air.
“Let me feel a heart beat, let me feel a pulse, as to, aren’t you pissed off at what you’re seeing? …not one tweet, not one press release talking about impeachment,” said Gardner
“Is it any wonder why some of you call and say, ‘I can’t vote for this guy,'” said Tubbs.