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Letter: Did senator learn lessons?

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Sen. Cory Gardner is chair of the re-election committee for GOP senators, so of course he'd meet with the president of the Colorado Business Roundtable and left Thursday for a fundraiser with McConnell. So much for Colorado voters.He meets with "safe constituents" not The Front Range. He seems to forget that Colorado voted for Clinton and is a "purple state" with a bipartisan congressional delegation.

I attended his Lakewood town hall and it was no rowdier than those held when the Affordable Care Act was being debated. He refused to directly answer any questions. The only comment everyone agreed on was his Charlottesville statement. He just spouted tired GOP policy.

On health care, he only needed to say he was ready to work on a repair of the ACA with democrats in a bipartisan manner. He never answered a statement from a rural doctor about the impact of repealing the ACA.

When asked about Trump's solo ability to order a nuclear attack against North Korea, he could have said that it would not happen without a declaration of war voted on by Congress. Instead he said "he would allow the commander in chief to act like the commander in chief." What does that mean?

On the environment, he only talked about Pruitt's visit and nothing about how climate change is already effecting us all.

I hope Gardner learned the importance of meeting with all constituents and not just those who will give him money or believe as he does and will have more live town halls.

We will be watching and remember when he runs for re-election in 2020.

Gayle M.Spelts

Lone Tree

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