Buck Called Trump a “Fraud” But Now Says He’ll Vote for Him

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Rep. Ken Buck.

Rep. Ken Buck.

After once calling Donald Trump a “fraud,” and then remaining silent on the GOP presidential nominee for months, U.S. Rep. Ken Buck has now thrown his endorsment to the celebrity mogul.

“What we have to do as Republicans, in my view, is we got to get Donald Trump elected, and then we got to hold him accountable,” Buck told Randy Corporon and Steve Kelly on KNUS yesterday afternoon. “We got to surround him with good, sensible people who will give him the best advice on how to move this country forward.”

Earlier this year, however, Buck slammed Trump, after Trump proposed a temporary ban on allowing Muslims to visit the United States. Buck told CBS 4:

“Trump’s proposal violates the Constitution, the values of our nation, the Republican Party platform, and my conscience. He should withdraw from the Presidential race. He is a fraud,” said Buck.

Yesterday, Buck sang a different tune, pointing out that “we have a system of checks and balances in this country which allows Congress and the Supreme Court to rein in the power of the president,” and that’s what Congress may have to do with “either president.”

If Trump doesn’t behave, “there are remedies,” said Buck, calling Buck a “strong person” who has “never been tested in office.”

“We have an unknown entity that we are going to be taking a risk on,” Buck said, adding that Hillary is “known entity” that he wants to reject. “I don’t think anybody can argue that Donald Trump isn’t an unknown quantity, to a cerntain extent.”

“There is one thing I know for sure,” Buck said on KNUS, in what appears to be Buck’s first public endorsement of Trump.  “If I call the White House, and President Clinton is in the oval office, no one is going to take my call. If I call the White House with a President Trump, I have a chance of influencing policy in the executive branch.”

Listen to U.S. Rep. Ken Buck on KNUS Aug. 24

20 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    Buck's been a yo-yo since he ran for Senate telling people to vote for him because he didn't wear high heels. 

  2. BlueCat says:

    “Trump’s proposal violates the Constitution, the values of our nation, the Republican Party platform, and my conscience. He should withdraw from the Presidential race. He is a fraud,” said Buck.

    But he doesn't wear high heels so…. good to go.

  3. Davie says:

    So it appears the GOP consensus is that Trump may be a crazy sonofabitch, but he's their crazy sonofabitch.  Thus deserving of their support.

    Right Moddy?

  4. Randyr54 says:

    I went to Buck's website a week or two ago to contact my esteemed Congresscritter, and asked if he supported Trump.  Surprise, have never received any kind of response.  And, yes, I am (unfortunately) in his district.

    Buck is a zero, sure wish the Dems would have taken this election cycle more seriously and tried to compete for Buck's seat.  Buck makes Marilyn Musgrave look sane.

  5. Pseudonymous says:

    In news from neighboring CO-2.

    Loveland's BJ Nikkel named leader of Women for Trump

    Former Colorado lawmaker BJ Nikkel of Loveland has been named a leader of the Women for Trump campaign, according to a release Thursday from the presidential candidate.

  6. JohnInDenver says:

    “We got to surround him with good, sensible people who will give him the best advice on how to move this country forward.”

    Trump gets to pick. And thus far, we've had  Lewandowsky, Manafort, and Bannon / Conway as managers. Conway may be sensible – the others, not so much.  Trump had Roger Stone, complete with his racism and sexism. Mr. Ailes is a long-time friend, defended by Trump as he is fired for alleged sexual harassment. There's Rudy Guiliani, thoughtfully considering Clinton's health. Ms. Palin. Chris Christie. Dr. Ben. Carson. Steve Mnuchin with his compassion for those with distressed home loans. Carter Page and his ties to Russia. Katrina Pierson, with her ammo necklace. Carl Palladino, with a host of objectionable traits. Joseph Schmitz, the Inspector General who maintained ties with Boeing. Walid Phares, a foreign affairs advisor with links to radical Lebanese militias.

    Yep, surrounded by the best.

    • itlduso says:

      Conway is more like a skilled liar, than "sensible".  I loved her answer about why she demanded that Donny Downer release his tax returns when she was working for another candidate, but now says he shouldn't release his tax returns.  Her explanation was that she only just learned that he was under an IRS audit (which doesn't matter, anyway.)

      Liar!

  7. davebarnes says:

    Erratum

    If Trump doesn’t behave, “there are remedies,” said Buck, calling Buck a “strong person” who has “never been tested in office.”

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