For Republicans who have found themselves at odds with President Trump or his policies, there have generally been just two options: buckle, as former deficit hawks did on the recent tax bill, or give up entirely, as two senators did in deciding to retire.
Then there’s Cory Gardner.
The junior senator from Colorado is not one of the loud and persistent GOP critics who have become fixtures on cable news. In fact, he and Trump align on most issues.
But Gardner — who also heads the campaign operation charged with hanging on to the Republicans’ Senate majority — is becoming known as someone who will do more than posture when he and the Trump administration disagree.
The latest and most striking example came Thursday, when Gardner, who is 43, announced that he will stand in the way of every nomination that the Justice Department sends to the Senate. Late last year, he and Trump were in opposition over the Alabama Senate race. [Read More @ The Washington Post]