UPDATE July 22: Republicans issued a statement that the unveiling of the portrait will take place Aug. 1.
Colorado Republicans were unable to get Trump to take time while he’s in Colorado this week to appear at an unveiling of a Trump portrait, which is ready and waiting for hanging at the state capitol.
A couple years ago, when Trump refused to condemn an attack by white nationalists at a protest in Charlottesville, saying at the time that the violence was caused by “very fine people on both sides,” Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner jumped in the national media spotlight and called on Trump to “lay blame on white supremacists, on white nationalism, and on hatred.”
Colorado Springs artist Sarah Boardman has finished her portrait of President Donald Trump for the Colorado Capitol.
After The Denver Post declared this month that its 2014 endorsement of U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) was a big mistake, former Post owner Dean Singleton got a call from Gardner himself.
Before Voting with Trump on National Emergency, Gardner Said Twice He Was Against It. What Changed His Mind?
In his short explanation of why he voted with Trump for a national emergency to build a border wall, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner did not explain why he told at least two Colorado media outlets that he opposed the national emergency.
After a successful fundraising drive last year led by local Republicans, Colorado Springs portrait artist Sarah A. Boardman was commissioned to paint a portrait of President Donald Trump for the Colorado Capitol. She’s putting the finishing touches on her work, which she says will done by the end of the month. Boardman also painted a portrait of President Barack Obama, which hangs at the Capitol. Read more about Boardman here.
Gardner, Who’s Apparently Undecided on Trump’s Emergency Declaration, Once Condemned Obama for “Circumvention of Congress”
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), who’s currently deciding whether he supports Trump’s national-emergency declaration, once opposed an Obama action because Gardner thought it represented an unacceptable abuse of power by the president.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) has one dim path to retaining his seat in next year’s election: if Trump becomes popular in Colorado.
To get a sense of just how deep the partisan divide goes in Colorado, take a look at Ken Buck, who’s running in an obscure election to lead the Colorado Republican Party.