Washington, DC – Yesterday, American Democracy Legal Fund (ADLF) called for an Senate Ethics Committee investigation into whether Senator Cory Gardner’s policy positions have financially benefited his wife’s business interests. The complaint comes on the heels of a new report by the Congressional Integrity Project which raises a host of ethical concerns questioning the Gardners’ close financial and political ties to the fossil fuel industry.
Congressional Integrity Project Executive Director, Kyle Herrig, released the following statement:
“For years, the Gardners have skirted ethics rules so that Jaime Gardner can profit off of fossil fuels while Cory Gardner boosts those same industries through his Senate office. Gardner has hypocritically used his office to moralize against self-dealing while his family profits from exactly that type of corruption. It’s time for Gardner to come clean to all Coloradoans about his intermingled public and private interests. He and his wife need to release her full client list to let voters determine just how much they’ve profited off of this arrangement.”
The Congressional Integrity Project is calling on the Gardners to release Jaime’s client list so Coloradans can see how her husband’s positions have aligned with her clients’ interests, or if her clients lobbied Gardner’s office directly. View the letter HERE.