President Trump signed the Great American Outdoors Act into law Tuesday, landmark public lands legislation authored by Colorado’s own U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner.
At the White House signing ceremony, Trump credited Gardner for shepherding the legislation through a contentious Congress.
“This landmark legislation would not have been possible without the incredible leadership and hard work of two outstanding Senators in particular – and two fine people – Cory Gardner and Steve Daines.”
Gardner spoke at the ceremony and thanked Trump for “making it happen.”
Even though every Colorado Democrat and environmental organization supports Gardner’s law, they marked today’s historic achievement by attacking Gardner.
Press releases from the Colorado Democratic Party accused Gardner of “greenwashing” his record, but ignored the fact that Gardner has been a public lands champion for years.
As we have covered before, even U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has praised Gardner’s record on protecting Colorado’s public lands.
MICHAEL BENNET: Actually you should know that Senator Gardner voted with the Democrats on that, when we had an amendment on the Senate [floor] to basically sell off our public lands in the United States.
CORY GARDNER: He came over to check on me to make sure I was ok.
MICHAEL BENNET: I came over to check on him to make sure he was ok! He was ok, and the reason he was ok is because that’s the right vote for Colorado. We treasure our public lands, they’re a huge part of our heritage.
No matter what they say now, Democrats like Bennet and even former President Obama will always have to live with the fact that when it comes to protecting public lands, Trump and Gardner accomplished something they never could.