Republican Senator: President Trump Is “A Moral And Ethical Man”
Asked at Tuesday night’s debate if he believes President Trump is “a moral and ethical man,” Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado answered, “yes.”
Gardner added, “I wish he could be more specific in his communications with the American people.”
His Democratic opponent, former Gov. John Hickenlooper, answered a simple “no” to the same question.
The Associated Press reported:
Gardner is considered one of the most vulnerable Republican senators in the country because Colorado has turned sharply Democratic since Trump’s election. The president lost the former swing state by 5 percentage points in 2016 and Democrats swept all statewide races in 2018, winning the governor’s office by 11 percentage points.
Democrats have targeted him since he narrowly won his first race in 2014, so he needs solid Republican support to survive. But to keep his party’s voters happy, he’s had to support the president’s top priorities and not criticize him too explicitly.