Where was U.S. Rep. Jared Polis on May 19, because he certainly wasn’t doing his job. He may be running in the Democratic primary for governor, but he still represents Congress in Colorado and it looks like he’s been playing hooky.
It just so happens that on that day, Polis missed a critical vote on the 2018 Farm Bill, which by the way happened to fail.
Great morning speaking w/ Mountain Area Democrats in Evergreen! In the face of Trump’s attacks on our CO way of life, it’s critical we have strong environmental leadership at the state level. As #COgov, I’ll continue the fight to preserve our public lands for future generations. pic.twitter.com/RyACDJ0Tov
— Polis for Colorado (@PolisForCO) May 19, 2018
Instead of helping Colorado farmers, Polis was preaching environmentalism to secure his Democratic base.
Polis’s absence was duly noted by the Colorado Farm Bureau:
“The Farm Bill is needed now more than ever. Without the farm bill, farmers and ranchers are left without resources, financing options and basic support to be able to do business,” said Zach Riley, Director of Public Policy, National Affairs for the Colorado Farm Bureau.
Not only did Polis ignore his duties to Colorado farmers for his own political gain, it’s important for liberals and Democrats to note the Farm Bill also contained funding for conservation, as well as the Democratic Holy Grail — food stamps.
U.S. Rep. Ken Buck also missed the vote. U.S. Reps. Diana DeGette and Ed Perlmutter voted against it. Republican Reps. Scott Tipton, Doug Lamborn and Mike Coffman voted for it.