U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet had another one of his hissy fits on the Senate floor Wednesday prompting the chair to gavel him down for impugning the character of another senator.
Bennet violated Senate rule 19, which is a long-standing rule to keep things civil on the floor and stop senators from launching personal attacks on one another. The Washington Post describes Rule 19 as:
A century-old rule prohibiting senators from insulting each other on the hallowed Senate floor.
Bennet was in the middle of a tirade attacking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell when Republican U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn from Tennessee put a stop to it.
Bennet was clearly left speechless when she ruled him out of order.
Yet Bennet somehow thinks he owned Blackburn and Republicans with his little tirade, so he decided to tweet the video anyway.
Tonight I was interrupted on the Senate floor for telling the truth about Majority Leader McConnell’s record of degrading our institutions. I wish this majority cared about our democracy as much as it does about decorum. pic.twitter.com/Ns2lqbkAbC
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) September 24, 2020
This isn’t the first time Bennet’s had a total meltdown on the Senate floor.
Bennet introduced himself to the country before launching his failed presidential campaign by yelling at U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz about the government shutdown back in 2019.
Unlike his counterpart U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, Benent hasn’t delivered anything for Colorado so throwing temper tantrums on the Senate floor is the only way for him to garner press.
It’s a bold strategy from Bennet as he gears up for his own reelection in 2022.
Maybe the voters will reward him for acting like a child, but we highly doubt it.