NEW DSCC AD: Gardner Puts Even More Military Funds at Risk After Losing $8 Million for Colorado

Senator Gardner bragged about securing funds for Peterson AFB, then voted – twice – to allow the president to raid millions from Colorado military projects

Pentagon documents revealed that “lives would be put at risk” if many of these projects were not funded

Following Senator Cory Gardner’s vote today to put even more funding for Colorado military construction projects at risk, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is launching a new digital ad campaign on Facebook holding him accountable for failing to stand up for Colorado’s military communities.

Senator Gardner’s vote for President Trump’s sham emergency declaration has already cost Colorado $8 million in lost funding for Peterson Air Force Base, and the Washington Post has reported that officials are again considering diverting even more funds away from military projects across the country. The Denver Post rescinded its 2014 endorsement of Gardner earlier this year following his previous vote to uphold Trump’s emergency declaration.

“Senator Gardner helped pave the way for this harmful raid on critical military construction funding, and he just voted again to uphold this bogus emergency declaration and allow the Trump administration to keep diverting money away from Colorado military communities,” said DSCC spokesperson Stewart Boss. “Even as the White House threatens to claw away even more money from Colorado, Gardner is so craven that he voted to double down on enabling this reckless cash grab. Our new ad campaign will continue to hold Senator Gardner accountable for failing Colorado military communities and refusing to stand up for Coloradans.”

Read more about Senator Cory Gardner’s failure to put Colorado first:

  • Denver Post Editorial: Now we know Gardner failed to protect Colorado from cuts in addition to failing the U.S. Constitution
  • 9News’ Kyle Clark: “for the servicemembers in Colorado left waiting for the projects they were promised, whether President Trump played Senator Gardner or whether Senator Gardner played us: in the end the result is the same.”
  • Colorado Sun: “Construction at a military base in Colorado Springs is being deferred as part of budget shifts to pay for President Donald Trump’s wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. That comes after assurances from the White House to Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner that no Colorado bases would be affected for the 2019 fiscal year.”
  • National Journal: “Sen. Cory Gardner, who faces an uphill reelection battle in Colorado, would see $8 million transferred from construction at Peterson Air Force Base.”
  • CNBC: “Cory Gardner of Colorado and Thom Tillis of North Carolina, already facing competitive reelection bids, will have to defend their votes not to stop Trump from diverting military funds… In Colorado, a project at Peterson Air Force Base lost $8 million that will go to the border wall… it put Gardner on defense.”
  • Washington Post: “In Colorado, where Republican Sen. Cory Gardner faces reelection in a competitive state, an $8 million project to create a Space Control Facility at Peterson Air Force Base has been canceled. Gardner did not respond to reporters’ shouted questions on the topic as he entered a GOP lunch on Tuesday, and spokespeople did not respond to a request for comment.”


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