DO NOT Stand Up 9NEWS’ Kyle Clark

Rep. Ken Buck (R).

Yesterday, Rep. Ken Buck cancelled his scheduled appearance on Next with Kyle Clark on 9NEWS.

Note to politicians everywhere, we don’t recommend doing that:

Next hoped to let you hear from Congressman Ken Buck on Monday. He’s back in Colorado on break, and to push his new book called Drain the Swamp.

But Buck, a Republican who represents Northern Colorado, backed out of our long-scheduled interview this morning. Buck’s been making the rounds for his book on a lot of Republican friendly media outlets like Fox News and Brieitbart. Despite cancelling his interview with Next, Buck was on conservative talk radio and Christian radio Monday.

His publisher emailed this morning to say, “Congressman Buck just called me to say that something immovable came up.”

Hey, you know, stuff comes up right? The trouble is, Clark had some specific questions for Rep. Buck:

We hope he didn’t have an issue with the fact that we were obviously going to ask him why he tried to re-write history on his Obamacare repeal stance, in addition to the book.

He told us, and you after the plan failed that he hadn’t decided whether to support it.

Days later, he won praise from President Trump for claiming he did support the repeal bill.

We’d like to ask him if that’s swampy… or just sticky.

As we noted earlier this month, Rep. Buck’s ex post facto claim that he had supported the “Trumpcare” Affordable Care Act repeal bill didn’t comport with what he had told the very same 9NEWS right after the bill was pulled for lack of support. Buck’s attempt to explain his rather obvious dishonesty to the Denver Post’s Mark Matthews didn’t come across very well, and we would hope that the ensuing couple of weeks would have given Buck time to come up with a better answer.

Or not, in which case you get ridiculed by the state’s highest-rated television news station.

8 Community Comments, Facebook Comments

  1. Conserv. Head Banger says:

    For those who might be interested, Rep. Buck is doing a book signing this evening at 7 PM at the Tattered Cover's Aspen Grove outlet. At least he is on the T.C.'s calendar.

  2. ModeratusModeratus says:

    Very unprofessional of Kyle Clark. What is someone in Buck's family had a medical problem? You don't know why he cancelled.

    Liberal media double standards….

    • unnamed says:

      Wouldn't a medical emergency preclude him from going on talk radio too?

      And where is my ACA article Moldy?

    • spaceman65 says:

      Wrong, Moddy.  Very unprofessional of Ken Buck.  Though completely unsurprising, as Ken is the consummate amateur


      • Conserv. Head Banger says:

        "What is (if) someone in Buck's family had a medical problem?"

        Well, I was down at the State Capitol yesterday and Rep. Perry Buck, his wife, was there as usual. So, maybe you get some facts first before you start talking about somebody else's ALLEGED double standards. 

  3. Andrew Carnegie says:

    Kyle Clark must be really important, at least in his own mind.

    Someone has something come up, gives him advance notice of the cancellation, and he implies that it is something larger than that.

    Wonder why the media is held in such high regard?

    Arrogance may have something to do with it.

  4. spaceman65 says:

    Yeah, because congressional approval ratings are so much higher than the media, eh, AC?  As for arrogance, Buck has it in spades.  It's a good substitute for lack of brains


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