Bloomberg’s Erik Wasson reports via the Twitters this morning:
Cory Gardner evaded the Senate press by trying multiple exits and speeding away in car to avoid discussing shutdown
— Erik Wasson (@elwasson) December 31, 2018
Showing the courage Colorado voters have come to expect from their accountability-averse junior Republican Senator, Cory Gardner appears to have made a much bigger spectacle of himself by fleeing Capitol reporters than he would have by delivering a few rote talking points about the shutdown. Then again, the trouble could easily be that Gardner has no workable talking points for the shutdown, being cornered between supporting President Donald Trump like a good Republican and answering to Colorado voters who just rejected Trump in historic fashion at the polls.
Whichever it was, Cory Gardner running through the Capitol looking for an exit, then screeching away from pursuing reporters, is a metaphor for his entire career in the U.S. Senate. We’ll update with video.
Please, let there be video.