There’s no excuse for Colorado’s U.S. senators missing a significant vote Monday on whether to confirm President Biden’s nominee for Interior Secretary.

The Senate majority leader announced the scheduled vote last Tuesday, and as early as Wednesday forecasters were already predicting the massive snowstorm to strike Colorado Saturday and Sunday.

Both U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper were in Washington, D.C. for votes Thursday.

Why on Earth did Hickenlooper get on a plane to fly to Colorado before the storm, knowing full well he would likely be snowed in and unable to return Sunday night for Monday’s key vote?

Hick’s disappointed? Not nearly as much as Coloradans are that their senators missed a key vote for Interior secretary, the Biden administration official who will have control over all of the state’s public lands. 

The Senate has only had 18 days of votes this entire year, and Colorado’s Democrats have already missed one.

Deb Haaland, by the way, was confirmed as secretary by a vote of 51 to 40.

Both Bennet and Hick claim they supported her, despite her refusal to commit to keeping the BLM headquarters in Colorado.

Bennet did not offer an explanation* for his absence or his whereabouts, nor have any social media posts acknowledged the weekend snowstorm.

However, Bennet did express his concern for the situation in Ethiopia.

* Bennet has since offered the same sorry excuse as Hick. He chose to fly to Colorado to get snowed in rather than staying in Washington for the scheduled vote.