Sen. Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) hit back Monday night against assertions from the Donald Trump campaign that the process for selecting delegates in Colorado was "corrupt" and "rigged."
In a series of tweets, the junior senator defended the system his state had in place and blasted Trump for throwing a "temper tantrum."
If you can't figure out the Colorado GOP delegate process how can you figure out how to balance the national budget?— Cory Gardner (@Cory Gardner)1460422399.0
If you cannot navigate the @cologop convention what is your plan for Putin? #copolitics— Cory Gardner (@Cory Gardner)1460422437.0
How can you protect Israel at the UN when you're completely baffled by the @cologop convention process? -CG #copolitics— Cory Gardner (@Cory Gardner)1460422907.0
How on earth are you going to defeat ISIS if you can't figure out the @cologop convention? -CG #copolitics— Cory Gardner (@Cory Gardner)1460423487.0
Spoke to dozens of Trump supporters this weekend, listened to his surrogate speak twice, not 1 person complained abt process until he lost.— Cory Gardner (@Cory Gardner)1460424091.0
.@tedcruz showed up to the @cologop convention. @realDonaldTrump only sent a surrogate. Cruz swept. Elections are won by those who show up.— Cory Gardner (@Cory Gardner)1460424177.0
Darryl Glenn came out of nowhere to win @cologop convention for US Senate. That should be the story. Not @realDonaldTrump's temper tantrum.— Cory Gardner (@Cory Gardner)1460424987.0
I've attended CO GOP conventions for years. It requires organization & attn to grassroots to win. Cruz had it. Trump didn't. End of story.— Cory Gardner (@Cory Gardner)1460425540.0
Gardner previously endorsed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) in the 2016 race for president, but has yet to make an endorsement since the Florida senator dropped out.
Trump national spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said on CNN Monday that the campaign planned to file complaints with the Colorado Republican Party over the process it used to select delegates.
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