In a blazingly arrogant move, U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet announced he will not accept the position of education secretary if offered by President Joe Biden.
The votes are still being cast and we won’t know until tomorrow at the earliest who might be the next president.
But just in case it’s Biden, and just in case Biden does offer Bennet one of the least powerful cabinet positions in Washington, D.C., Bennet wants Colorado to know he won’t leave our seat for the lousy job.
Bennet now says has every intention of keeping the job he was elected to four years ago, which he tried to bail on last year when he ran for president, and he “considers to be dysfunctional and broken.”
Why is Bennet announcing now he won’t take a job from a man unable to offer it to him?
“My plan is to run for reelection to the Senate, and that’s what I’m going to do,” Bennet said.
Sorry Gov. Polis, there goes your opportunity to appoint one of your buddies to fill out Bennet’s term.
Our guess, Bennet is feeling confident Democrats will take control of the Senate and he’s angling for a leadership position to keep him in the Beltway and out of Colorado even longer than he presently spends his time.
And if U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner loses, Bennet won’t be reminded every day of what a slacker he really is compared to a senator who actually works hard for his constituents.