Yesterday, Rep. Ken Buck cancelled his scheduled appearance on Next with Kyle Clark on 9NEWS.
Note to politicians everywhere, we don’t recommend doing that:
Next hoped to let you hear from Congressman Ken Buck on Monday. He’s back in Colorado on break, and to push his new book called Drain the Swamp.
But Buck, a Republican who represents Northern Colorado, backed out of our long-scheduled interview this morning. Buck’s been making the rounds for his book on a lot of Republican friendly media outlets like Fox News and Brieitbart. Despite cancelling his interview with Next, Buck was on conservative talk radio and Christian radio Monday.
His publisher emailed this morning to say, “Congressman Buck just called me to say that something immovable came up.”
Hey, you know, stuff comes up right? The trouble is, Clark had some specific questions for Rep. Buck:
We hope he didn’t have an issue with the fact that we were obviously going to ask him why he tried to re-write history on his Obamacare repeal stance, in addition to the book.
He told us, and you after the plan failed that he hadn’t decided whether to support it.
Days later, he won praise from President Trump for claiming he did support the repeal bill.
We’d like to ask him if that’s swampy… or just sticky.
As we noted earlier this month, Rep. Buck’s ex post facto claim that he had supported the “Trumpcare” Affordable Care Act repeal bill didn’t comport with what he had told the very same 9NEWS right after the bill was pulled for lack of support. Buck’s attempt to explain his rather obvious dishonesty to the Denver Post’s Mark Matthews didn’t come across very well, and we would hope that the ensuing couple of weeks would have given Buck time to come up with a better answer.
Or not, in which case you get ridiculed by the state’s highest-rated television news station.