The Denver Post presented a painfully long essay to tell us how each member of Colorado’s delegation are getting along with President Trump.
It’s a narrative filled with political nuisances to tweak Trump haters and set up the politicians for criticism or support in their next election.
Other than that, it appears to lack any other purpose.
We were hoping for some insight into what the relationships actually mean for Colorado, but there was none so we will have to summarize it for PeakNation’s benefit.
U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet:
“I’m extremely optimistic about the American republic’s ability to make sure we get through this difficult period.”
He has absolutely no intention of practicing that bipartisanship he’s always preaching about to get anything for, or done, for Colorado.
This includes his vote against nominees from his home state to important positions, like the Supreme Court. That’s seat is a lifetime achievement for the state, but Bennet insists on putting politics above his constituents.
U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner:
The Post rates that relationship as “complicated,” because Gardner was not a big Trump supporter in the election but is working with the president on issues important for us and the country to get things accomplished.
In other words, he’s working on his constituents behalf, not really that complicated.
U.S. Rep. Ed Perlmutter:
He’s running for governor so he’s playing both sides of the fence by constantly criticizing Trump, while claiming that
closer to the election sometime in the future, he will work with Trump on Colorado’s behalf.
U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette:
“Every day is a new crisis — usually self-imposed — caused by the Trump administration. And it’s really diverting everybody’s attention from the important business we need to get done in this country.”
In other words, she’s marching lockstep with Democrats to create a daily crisis for Trump, and diverting attention away from the fact that the Democrat Party is out of ideas on — pick a topic.
U.S. Rep. Jared Polis:
Also a gubernatorial contender, Polis will oppose Trump at every turn to keep his Boulder constituents happy to keep his congressional seat after he drops out of the governor’s race.
U.S. Rep. Mike Coffman:
Coffman knows his mind and is sticking to it, supporting measures he thinks will help his constituents, and taking a stand against Trump when he thinks the president is wrong. He’s earned respect and will be listened to, especially on issues important to veterans.
U.S. Rep. Scott Tipton:
Like Western Slope representatives before him, Tipton focuses on helping and protecting that often-ignored turf. With a western-friendly Interior Secretary, he’s working to get as much done as fast as possible, while leaving foreign affairs to others.
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck:
He led the Cruz effort here but rallied to Trump’s side once the election was settled. The Post says he’s willing to back Trump on the tough issues. We expect that will result in help for Buck’s district when he needs it.