U.S. Sen. Bennet must simply be paralyzed by his horrific poll numbers – poll number that make Mark Udall’s abysmal poll numbers look like the promised land. That’s the only explanation we can think of for his refusal to say if he supports the bipartisan legislation that would require advanced screening of refugees from Syria and Iraq to ensure they are not a security threat before resettlement in the United States.
KRDO Channel 13 asked Bennet whether he would support a popular piece of legislation and he refused to answer because it had not been scheduled for a vote in the Senate. From KRDO:
“A spokesperson for U.S. Senator Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) told KRDO NewsChannel 13 that the senator is currently reviewing the bill and declined to give his stance given the fact that the vote has not yet been scheduled.”
First and foremost, this is a popular – and bipartisan – piece of legislation that the journalist asked him about. It just passed in the U.S. House of Representatives with 47 Democrats voting yes. The concept also is popular with the American public as a Bloomberg poll showed that nearly two thirds of those surveyed agreed with the idea to be more cautious in allowing Syrian refugees entrance to the United States.
This is not a radical position, Senator. The people of Colorado want to know that your actions match your pledges of security for Coloradans. What say you?