Responses to the arrest of disabled activists at Sen. Gardner’s office
Re: “Disabled protesters arrested after sit-in,” June 30 news story.
Nothing could illustrate more graphically the heartlessness of the Republicans and their tragic health care bill than the photo on the front page of last Friday’s Denver Post. It showed honest, caring disabled citizens being handcuffed, arrested and hauled away during their sit-in at Sen. Cory Gardner’s office. Gardner, a co-author of the Senate Republican health care bill, which was developed in secret, was not present, nor did he meet with the citizens.
Sen. Gardner, please do right by the average citizen and stop pandering to the ultra-rich 1 percent and the selfinterested Tea Party members of your party. Health care and tax breaks for the rich are two separate issues and should be handled that way in clear and open hearings with citizen input, no matter how painful it may be to hear. Brent Giezentanner, Colorado Springs
Poor Sen. Cory Gardner, once again between a rock and a hard place. In the case of the ADAPT protesters, the landlord made him do it.
Just like the top-secret Senate bill, the decision is not his to make.
Does the building lease allow his office to have that fence he’s sitting on? Bob Nelson, Denver
How ironic! Denver is the first major city in the nation to get wheelchairs on public buses for the disabled, yet we now see the Denver police carting the disabled off from Sen. Cory Gardner’s office for protesting the possible loss of medical insurance. ADAPT founder Wade Blank must be turning over in his grave. Kevin Sampson, Denver
Police arrested 10 protesters in Sen. Cory Gardner’s Denver office last Thursday, two days after they began a sit-in to demand that Gardner oppose the GOP’s plan to repeal and replace Obamacare.