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Sen. Cory Gardner Answers Questions About His Position To Acquit President Trump

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Western Conservative Summit 2019 Cory Gardner
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Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado speaks Friday evening July 12, 2019, at the Western Conservative Summit in Denver.

Republican Sen. Cory Gardner is a ‘no’ vote against the removal of President Donald Trump on charges of abuse of power and obstruction of Congress. On the floor of the Senate, he said it’s an act that “would nullify the 2016 election and rob roughly half the country of their preferred candidate for the 2020 elections.”

“I don't believe we should be removing for the first time in our country's history, the duly elected president of the United States,” he told CPR News in an interview before Wednesday’s historic Senate vote to explain his decision. He spoke with CPR's Bente Birkeland.