Thursday, February 14, 2019
CONTACT: Ian Silverii, Executive Director at [email protected]

DENVER: Following today’s confirmation of William Barr to serve as President Donald Trump’s next Attorney General, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest multi-issue progressive advocacy organization, condemned Sen. Cory Gardner’s vote to confirm Barr and urged Gardner to immediately co-sponsor the Special Counsel Transparency Act.

“William Barr will be America’s next Attorney General, and that means Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is in grave danger,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Ian Silverii. “It is very disappointing that despite Sen. Cory Gardner’s lip service in support of the Special Counsel, Gardner failed to put his words into action by confirming a skeptic and Trump ally to lead the Justice Department.”

“In his confirmation hearing, Barr gave no indication that the public will ever see the full report on the investigation,” said Silverii. “Donald Trump is not above the law, and even though Gardner has endorsed Trump’s re-election he has a moral duty to stop the President and his new Attorney General from covering up the facts. If Cory Gardner means anything he says about getting the truth on Trump and Russia, he must demand that immediate passage of the Special Counsel Transparency Act.”