Anger toward Sen. Michael Bennet over his support of the President’s controversial Iran nuclear deal continues to simmer, and it’s clear that he is doing everything he can to deflect attention elsewhere.
First, Bennet couldn’t even justify his support for the Iran deal without invoking his family’s connection to the Holocaust. His pollsters probably told him that this makes his decision seem more credible and thoughtful, but it doesn’t change the fact that he’s plain wrong on the policy. And, frankly, it just makes him look defensive.
Then Democrats used a procedural move to block an opposition bill to the Iran deal from making it to the President’s desk. Instead of facing the scrutiny that followed, Bennet hid behind his spokesman Adam Bozzi, who was left awkwardly bemoaning the ‘politics’ of it all in the Colorado Springs Gazette.
We then find out that Bennet is circulating a handout at this past weekend’s Club 20 meeting highlighting all of his bipartisan accomplishments. He just wants everyone to ignore the elephant in the room and focus on a wordy and confusing chart about bipartisanship. Because being bipartisan apparently matters more than having a spine.