Today Senator Gardner hosted his self-described “campaign kick-off” — a D.C. lunch fundraiser with Senator McConnell — while apparently failing to attend his Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing. In response, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee spokesman David Bergstein released the following statement:
“Senator Gardner missed work to launch his campaign alongside the people he really cares about: his wealthy, well-connected D.C. backers and Senator McConnell. He voted 99 percent of time with President Trump, tries to gut coverage for pre-existing conditions and cares more about his own self-serving politics than doing his job — that’s why Coloradans will kick him out of office in 2020.”
Yesterday Coloradans also marked the occasion with their own “campaign kickout” party for Senator Gardner outside his office in Denver.