Would Gardner Vote To End the Shutdown?

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President Trump (left) and Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma).

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner has been emphasizing that he voted for a senate bill late last year that would have kept the government running.

He made the point in a Dec. 21 tweet, stating, “I voted for a clean government funding bill that passed the Senate on Wednesday night.”

Gardner is referring to his vote on a bipartisan measure that would have kept the government operating without funding for a border wall. That’s why he refers to it as a “clean” bill. It passed the senate but died after the House passed a bill that contained the wall funds.

Gardner said again today in a KOA radio interview that he voted for the clean senate bill in December and that he wants to end the shutdown.

Now the question is, would he vote for the same or very similar bill again, if it’s passed, as expected, by House Democrats in the coming week?

Would he push for a senate vote on the legislation?

That follow-up question wasn’t put to him on KOA this morning, and Gardner didn’t return a call from the Colorado Times Recorder seeking to know the answer.

Another reasonable question is, if the bill were to clear the senate, would he vote to override a Trump veto?

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  1. unnamed says:

    Gardner will do whatever Mitch tells him to do.

  2. PseudonymousPseudonymous says:

    Somebody's listening…

    GOP senator calls on Congress to end shutdown without border deal

    Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.), who faces a potentially tough reelection in 2020, says Congress should re-open the federal government, even without a deal on funding President Trump’s border wall. 

    Gardner is the first Senate Republican to call for ending the partial shutdown even without a deal on Trump’s demand for $5 billion to fund a border wall. 

    “I think we should pass a continuing resolution to get the government back open. The Senate has done it last Congress, we should do it again today,” he said. 

    • RepealAndReplace says:

      This reminds me of FORMER U.S. Representative (God, how nice that sounds!)Mike Coffman's ability to say he supported the DREAMER's but refused to actually stand up to leadership and do anything to move the issue.

      Gardner will give a nice statement or speech but in the end, he will carry water for Mitch.

      • JohnInDenverJohnInDenver says:

        Mitch is going to play the bad guy here … not allowing a vote.  At least, this week and probably next.  And last time I checked, the Senate rules don't really allow for a "discharge petition" to proceed absent the consent of the Majority Leader.

         

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