Colorado GOP Statement on DeGette Comments

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 9, 2020

Greenwood Village, Colorado. – The Colorado GOP released the following statement today regarding Rep. DeGette’s comments

“While Senator Gardner continues to work across party lines to secure critical equipment and supplies, it’s sad to see that Democrats like Diana DeGette are only interested in playing politics. Rep. DeGette should be applauding the work that Senator Gardner is doing with President Trump and Governor Polis to get the supplies that Coloradans need. After 23 years in office with no real accomplishments, we’re unsurprised that she would rather try and score cheap political points instead of actually getting something done.” – Colorado GOP Spokesman Joe Jackson

Background:

  • FEMA is distributing ventilators to critical hotspots around the country. According to FEMA, high-transmission areas were prioritized, and allocations were based on population, not on quantities requested. 
  • Governor Polis stated that he was “grateful” for the ventilators. 
  • Governor Polis has previously stated that “Senator Gardner, who I talk with multiple times everyday, has done everything I’ve asked to help in our response.”
  • Senator Gardner was previously able to secure 100,000 critical N95 face masks from Taiwan. 

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