Initially, we thought it was just because voters like the idea of “bipartisanship,” but now we think he’s just trying to distance himself from his own party, as well as his voting record.
Here’s what CBS4 had to say recently:
Bennet is ranked as one of the most bipartisan members of the U.S. Senate and touts those bona fides proudly.
We’re not informed as to who has bestowed this rank upon Bennet — other than Bennet — and considering his historical support overwhelmingly voting for President Obama’s agenda, we can’t help but laugh at this assertion.
To recap, here are the years and percentage of time Bennet voted with Obama:
Why the sudden drop in the last year? Bennet is up for reelection and suddenly needed to distance himself from Obama. However, 10 percent opposition is not exactly what we would call bipartisan.
On the major issues, here’s where Bennet stood during his Senate career:
In favor of busting budget caps.
In favor of the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS)
In favor of Planned Parenthood
In favor of EPA emission overregulation
In favor of the Iran Nuclear Agreement
In favor of TPA
In favor of the wasteful stimulus bill
In favor of confirming Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former AG Eric Holder
Bennet also voted to confirm James Comey as FBI director, who was against the Hillary investigation before he was for it.
We’re guessing that’s the one vote Bennet regrets, deeply.