Wednesday, February 5, 2020
CONTACT: Manny Lopez del Rio, Interim Deputy Communications Coordinator/Director of Campaigns at [email protected]

DENVER: Following Sen. Cory Gardner’s announcement that he will vote to acquit President Trump on the articles of impeachment after refusing to hear new witnesses and testimony including from Gardner’s political ally John Bolton, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest multi-issue progressive advocacy organization, issued the following statement:

“Cory Gardner promised Coloradans that he would stand up to his party when they were wrong. Instead, today he is now complicit in covering up the President’s high crimes against the Constitution,” said Manny Lopez del Rio of ProgressNow Colorado. “Gardner heard overwhelming evidence from the House managers, refused to hear additional first-hand testimony from Ambassador John Bolton, and finally decided to sweep everything under the rug in order to protect President Trump.”

“Gardner had a chance to uphold Colorado values today and do the right thing,” said Lopez. “Instead, Gardner chose protecting his political career over his honor. In November, Gardner will discover that he has sacrificed both his career and his reputation–to run cover for a President he once called a ‘buffoon’ and called on to step aside.”