U.S. Cory Gardner can’t even go to lunch anymore without it being spun into scandal.

On Friday he was supposed to meet some supporters in Steamboat Springs, but the lunch was rescheduled so he could instead meet with an opponent of Republican efforts to fix Obamacare.

The Routt County party chairman, no doubt disappointed, suggested the cancellation was due to the group of 100 people with the Peaceful Everyone’s Voice is Important Protest, who planned to make pests of themselves at Carl’s Tavern.

But it turns out Gardner was rescheduled to address health care concerns with Routt County commissioner Doug Monger, who criticized the House health care bill recently in a TV ad.

Just imagine the outrage if Gardner had declined a meeting with Monger, to lunch instead with supporters?