U.S. Sen. John Hickenlooper has only been in office one week and already he’s trying to claim credit for federal COVID-19 funding he could not possibly have had anything to do with.
FEMA issued a press release Monday announcing Colorado will be getting $181 million in additional funding for COVID-19 response efforts.
Hickenlooper followed on Tuesday:
With vaccines being distributed, the end to this pandemic is in sight. But we need to keep social distancing, wearing masks, and getting tested.
— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) January 19, 2021
The Denver Post and other media outlets reported the Trump administration press release, except with credit dispersed to Hick, and fellow Democrats Gov. Polis and U.S. Sen. Bennet.
Which is hilarious, because as U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette helped explain in a tweet later on Tuesday:
Today is the last full day of the Trump administration. 🙌
— Rep. Diana DeGette (@RepDianaDeGette) January 19, 2021
That right, Diana. The Trump administration is still in charge.
Thanks for the money, Mr. President.