UPDATE: What, me worry?
Gardner walks in for his meeting with Amy Coney Barrett – the only Republican senator who did not do a formal media avail as he met with the Supreme Court nominee
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) September 29, 2020
In early 2016, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Yuma) flat-out refused to even MEET with Merrick Garland, President Obama’s choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court (SCOTUS) created by the death of Antonin Scalia. Gardner told anyone who would listen that it would be wrong to hold confirmation hearings for another SCOTUS nominee when the next election was just nine months away.
Now it’s 2020, and the election is just a few weeks away, but Gardner suddenly has no problem filling a vacant SCOTUS seat. Hell, he doesn’t even need to wait for the process to play out.
Gardner was scheduled to meet today with Supreme Court Justice nominee Amy Coney Barrett, but before that meeting could even take place, he told The Durango Herald that he had already decided to support her confirmation:
“Right now … I plan to vote for her,” Gardner said Tuesday morning.
Gardner has gone from refusing to meet with Obama’s SCOTUS choice to pledging his support for Trump’s SCOTUS choice before he even meets with her.
It’s looking like Gardner will not be re-elected in November, so the Yuma Republican has apparently decided that he will no longer even pretend that he takes his job as a U.S. Senator seriously. If there is a bottom to Gardner’s depravity, we haven’t found it yet.