It sounds like a messy confirmation process going on in Washington, what with all the Democrats trying their best to block the process while mocking Trump for not having enough of his nominees in place because they’re blocking the process …
It sounds like partisan business as usual for the Democrats.
Our own Democratic U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet has been strangely quiet throughout the whole process, while Republican U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner is keeping everyone informed on his positions and which nominees are coming up for a vote.
So we peeked at the voting record, and lo and behold, Bennet has been voting in favor of Trump’s nominees.
Bennet voted for John F. Kelly to take the helm at Homeland Security and James Mattis to head the Defense Department, as well as Nikki Haley for U. N. Ambassador, as did Gardner.
The only confirmation he has voted no on is Mike Pompeo, who now heads the CIA.
Bennet has not issued any statements on his votes like Gardner has — this one explaining his vote for Pompeo.
“At a time when we are facing many evolving threats around the world, it is important that our chief intelligence officer is prepared to face them head on to protect Americans at home and abroad. I will work with the incoming CIA Director to protect privacy as he works to protect America. Mr. Pompeo’s background as a U.S. Army veteran and member of the House Intelligence Committee will serve him well as the Director of the CIA.”
However, Bennet advises us that he will be voting against Attorney General nominee, U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions, when he comes up for a vote.
Bennet’s statement led with this:
“The U.S. Attorney General must ensure equal justice under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, or sexual orientation. Jeff Sessions has repeatedly opposed efforts to protect the rights and liberties of all Americans. I cannot support his nomination.”
He included a laundry list of other protections he demands from the nation’s top law enforcement official, but says nothing about actually prosecuting criminals.
Of course we want him to be fair, but mostly when he’s punishing law-breakers.