Still Playing "Not That Kind Of Republican": Colorado's Cory Gardner Urging Retreat In Border Showdown
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It's one of the great tragedies of Colorado politics that Tom Tancredo is no longer in Congress and Cory Gardner is. Though he benefitted from the endorsment of Tom Tancredo earlier in his political career, Cory Gardner has always been very soft on immigration. [Tom Tancredo Standing By Endorsement Of Cory Gardner Over ACP Candidate In CD-4, by Robert Moore, Huffington Post, May 25, 2011] Gardner is also one of those Republicans desperate to earn a pat on the head from hostile journalists, and is willing to denounce Republican voters to do it. Consider this article from The Atlantic when Gardner ran for the Senate. 

Gardner, who is locked in a tight race with incumbent Mark Udall, has made it clear he's Not That Kind of Republican—not one of the cranky old men that have dominated the Colorado GOP for years, helping Democrats win by alienating the suburban swing voters who decide elections here. Indeed, Not That Kind of Republican might as well be Gardner's slogan—never mind that Democrats say it would be a lie...

Once again, Cory Gardner is eager to preen for the journos, and is gleefully betraying President Trump and the Republican Party by urging a surrender on immigration, not for the first time. [As outcry grows over separation of migrant families, Colorado’s Cory Gardner calls for practice to stopby Mark Matthews, Denver Post, June 19, 2018]

GOP Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado is will support the Democrats’ proposal to temporarily fund the government until next month, even though it does not include additional border security funding as President Trump has demanded.

The Senate is poised to vote on Thursday on two measures that would reopen the government: one GOP version that includes $5.7 billion for border wall funding and adjustments to immigration law and another from the Democrats that would fund the government until Feb. 8, giving some time for a more permanent solution to be reached.

[GOP Sen. Cory Gardner to vote for Democrats' proposal to reopen government, by Diana Stacy Correll, Washington Examiner, January 24, 2019]

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