One of the Troubles with Senator Cory Gardner

Colorado Republican senator Cory Gardner, seeking reelection to another six-year term in November, clings to the elephant in the room while pretending not to see it. 

The elephant is Trump, and what’s elephantine about him is his abuse of power, not just any abuse of power, but gross abuse in the form of conditioning release of Congressionally authorized and legally mandated military defense funds to Ukraine on that country’s president’s participation in a fraudulent campaign to malign Trump’s political opponent for Trump’s personal gain and directly contrary to the security interests of the United States.

The pretending not to see it is Gardner’s strategy of stepping up sending emails to his constituents (of whom I’m one), extolling his accomplishments, while remaining silent about the paramount issue facing our country –– the impeachment trial of Donald John Trump.