Sen. Cory Gardner calls for civility amid investigation

U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner urged civility as federal police investigate a text of a graphic beheading sent to his wife before his vote for the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

Gardner criticized calls to kill Kavanaugh and other threats, saying the U.S. needs to end the rhetoric laced with violence and “step back from the brink.”

“My wife received a text message of a graphic beheading,” the Colorado Republican from Yuma said Thursday. “We now have people, public officials, saying you have the right, and should be, uncivil to each other. It’s a call for incivility.”

The U.S. Capitol Police are investigating the case, said Casey Contres, a spokesman for Gardner.

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Gardner spoke at a weekly press conference of Republican senators.

“We have our political disagreements and we should cherish the rights to express our disagreements,” Gardner said. “But when it comes to calls for violence, attempted murder, and assassinations this country has gone too far and it’s time we step back from that brink.”

Gardner voted to confirm Kavanaugh to the bench in split 50-48 vote. Before the vote, Kavanaugh faced accusations of sexual misconduct in high school and college from Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor, and Deborah Ramirez, a volunteer coordinator for Boulder County. Kavanaugh denied any misconduct.

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Source:: The Denver Post – Politics


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