Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) was a featured speaker recently at the 2019 BBYO International Convention in Denver, where he delivered a brief welcome speech that featured an oddly-timed choice of words.
Gardner’s generally milquetoast remarks to the convention of Jewish teenagers wouldn’t be worth a mention if not for the dunderheaded clichés he decided to employ. We couldn’t possibly make this up:
“There are no walls that are too high for you to overcome. [Pols emphasis] There are no doors that you cannot break through. There are no barriers that are in your way. Your opportunity is to knock them all down to charge forward to succeed, to believe, to make sure that those who follow in your footsteps have that clear path for opportunity ahead.”
This is, of course, the same Cory Gardner who can’t seem to make up his mind about whether or not he supports President Trump’s great big border wall project. It’s safe to say that this is not really a good time for a Republican to be using the old “tearing down walls” routine; it’s a bit off-brand for the GOP at the moment.