It appears that U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and President Trump are on the outs over the choice of Judge Brett Kavanaugh as the Supreme Court nominee. Bennet revealed after the announcement he had “urged the President to appoint a consensus nominee who could earn broad bipartisan support in the Senate and the confidence of the American people.” In all seriousness though, we doubt Bennet and Trump were having cocktails or dinner somewhere together when Bennet “urged” the president to do anything, let alone pick a Supreme Court justice. If Bennet wrote the president a letter urging him to pick anyone, Bennet never made it public. All we could find was this nasty gram that Bennet issued on Twitter and in a press release after Justice Kennedy announced his retirement.
My statement on Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement: pic.twitter.com/8d8STbJUkV
— Michael Bennet (@SenBennetCO) June 27, 2018
If Bennet is so concerned about poisoning the court with Senate partisanship, then perhaps he should take a long look in the mirror. There stands a man so engulfed in Democratic Party politics, that he refused to vote in favor of Trump’s first appointment, Supreme Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, who hails from Colorado and is one of Bennet’s own constituents. If Bennet couldn’t even stand up to the Democrats and back an excellent pick like Gorsuch from Colorado, there is no hope he would ever support any Trump nominee — unless it was a judge who hailed from crazy town, also known as the 9th Circuit.