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‘Weak’! Cory Gardner feels MAJOR heat as latest Republican to break ranks with Trump over border wall

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Congressman Cory Gardner has become the third senator to break with President Donald Trump on the ongoing government shutdown fight and vow to vote in favor of a Democrat-backed clean bill that would fund the government without funding a southern U.S. border wall.

“Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner’s spokesman told us Wednesday he intends to vote for a clean funding bill that would open the government with no increased border-security funding attached,” The Denver Post’s far-left editorial board gleefully reported that evening.

This makes Gardner the third GOP senator to go turncoat behind Sens. Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins, both of whom have a history of siding with the Democrat Party.

Not that the bill stands a chance of passing. The Senate currently contains 53 Republicans, 45 Democrats and 2 Independents. Were all the Democrats, all the Independents and Gardner, Murkowski and Collins to vote “aye,” that’d still only total 50 votes, 10 short of the 60 needed.

Still, despite Gardner, Murkowski and Collins’ votes essentially being meaningless, the fact that they’ve chosen to side with Democrats again hasn’t earned them any fans on social media:

This isn’t the first act of treachery by Gardner, who likes to bill himself as a “moderate Republican.” When the then-GOP-led House released an Obamacare repeal and replace bill in March of 2017, Gardner and three of his peers — Sens. Rob Portman, Shelley Moore and Murkowsi, again — sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell crying foul.

Their beef? The fact that the bill would have repealed former President Barack Hussein Obama’s expansion of Medicaid, which by the way is frequently abused.

“We are concerned that any poorly implemented or poorly timed change in the current funding structure in Medicaid could result in a reduction in access to life-saving health care services,” the four senators, including Gardner and Murkowsi, wrote.

Some suspect the senator’s latest treachery was inspired by his reelection concerns:


The tragic irony is that Gardner’s capitulation to the Democrats, who’ve refused to negotiate with Trump and even voted against paying furloughed federal workers, has earned him zero gratitude from the far-left, which has responded to his capitulation with cynicism.


It appears the Colorado congressman has managed in one fell swoop to exasperate the entire GOP base while simultaneously impressing not a single person on the left.

Congratulations, senator …


Vivek Saxena


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