Letter to the editor: Gardner not right fit

Posted 7/9/19

Gardner not right fit Colorado needs a senator who will work for everyone in Colorado regardless of their political party. Unfortunately, Cory Gardner is not that senator. Gardner did the right thing …

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Letter to the editor: Gardner not right fit

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Gardner not right fit

Colorado needs a senator who will work for everyone in Colorado regardless of their political party. Unfortunately, Cory Gardner is not that senator.

Gardner did the right thing by talking with local business owners about their problems. Unfortunately, Gardner is more interested in photo ops than he is in opportunities to learn from his constituents. Coloradans have learned to ignore this kind of rhetoric and just look at Gardner’s record. Gardner claims to work for Colorado. On environmental issues, reproductive rights, health care, consumer protection issues and immigration, Gardner consistently votes against the well-being of Coloradans. Gardner talks about improving education, but he voted to confirm Betsy DeVos, who stymied efforts to implement congressionally passed student loan forgiveness programs. He also voted to roll back rules on teacher preparation programs. Gardner claims to care about the environment. Gardner voted to confirm Ryan Zinke as head of the Department of Interior. When Zinke was forced to resign due to ethics violations, Gardner voted to confirm oil industry lobbyist David Bernhardt to enforce the administration’s anti-environment, anti-science agenda. Gardner voted to confirm Scott Pruitt, who resigned in disgrace after ethics charges, and to confirm his ideological twin, Andrew Wheeler, vice president of the Washington Coal Club, to the EPA. Pruitt was a climate change denier and Wheeler does not consider climate change an EPA priority.

Cory Gardner is not working for Coloradans. Cory Gardner is working for the agenda of the wealthy and big corporate interests.

Mark Hendrickson

Highlands Ranch

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