It’s time for U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet to stop dawdling around and actually do his job to represent Colorado. He needs to get off the couch, or wherever he’s been this year, go to work, and lobby his Democratic colleagues to support Judge Neil Gorsuch for the Supreme Court.
After four days of hearings ended Thursday, through which Gorsuch shined as a solid choice for the high court, Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer announced he would vote no, and told other Democrats to side with him.
Bennet was nowhere to be found, still refusing to say whether or not he would support the Coloradan. Presumably, he is too scared to stand up to the party leader from New York City.
The first votes are expected next week to move Gorsuch’s nomination out of committee, and the full Senate vote will come after the Easter recess.
If Bennet can’t find the strength or resolve to actively support and lobby for a Coloradan to sit on the Supreme Court, a nominee supported widely by Democrats and Republicans here at home, then honestly, what use is he at all to his constituents?
If Bennet blows this, he should heed the Denver Post’s advice, and find other work in Washington, D.C., where he belongs.