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Gun Nut Congressman Was Also 1 of 2 Reps to Vote Against Coronavirus Funding

Colorado Congressman Ken Buck made waves this week with a challenge to Joe Biden and Beto O’Rourke to come “take his guns.” The GOP lawmaker was widely mocked online as he broke a number of gun safety rules in his Twitter video.

Via Ken Buck Twitter

This wasn’t the only questionable decision that Buck made this week. A congressional vote to provide funding to combat COVID-19 easily passed through the House. The Colorado lawmaker, however, was one of only two congressmen to vote against it.

The bi-partisan measure was passed by a vote pf 415-2. The Chairperson of the House Appropriations Committee, Nita Lowey, said, “While we all ardently hope that this public health emergency does not worsen, House Democrats will not hesitate to act again if we must augment this funding with more resources.”

Ken Buck, though, felt that the funding amount was way too high. He politicized the bill by tweeting, “Since day 1, Democrats have politicized the coronavirus. The president’s initial $2.5 billion request was a thoughtful proposal to address our coronavirus response needs.”

The Colorado Rep. continued, “In typical fashion, the House passed a spending package of $8.3 billion with vague plans about how the extra money would be spent. Throwing money at a problem without adequate forethought is not the answer.”

Despite serving in a blue state, Buck’s district is overwhelmingly Republican and his seat should be safe in 2020.



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