What Coloradans didn’t see during President Biden’s Colorado visit on Tuesday is even more important than the slurred, awkward speech he stumbled through at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Arvada.

Missing at the wildly unpopular president’s side were U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, and U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, the dean of the state’s Democrat delegation. 

It’s not that they don’t support Biden’s mission to spend trillions of your taxpayer dollars to enact AOC’s Green New Deal, because they do.

This is the likely culprit:

Not to mention Bennet is up for reelection next year, and 100,000 voters employed here in the petroleum industry aren’t big fans of Biden’s work.

The president pledged to eliminate their jobs and wipe out the $13.5 billion it contributes to the state’s economy, while at the same time Biden’s begging Middle East oil companies to increase their production to import to the U.S. 

T.W. Arrighi, spokesman for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, had this to say :

“Many Coloradans are asking themselves: What in the world happened to Michael Bennet? The energy industry in Colorado is under unprecedented assault and Bennet now appears content to burn the whole industry to the ground. Biden and AOC have ushered in a new age of Green New Deal environmentalism, and the losers in this deal are the people of Colorado.”

Bennet said Monday he would be unable to attend Biden’s Colorado event but didn’t state a reason.

Hickenlooper said he wasn’t sure, because he didn’t know what the vote schedule would be on Tuesday.

As if by magic, or a favor to the Colorado senators from the Democrat Whip who sets the schedule, a procedural vote popped up Tuesday night on the Senate floor to move the nomination of Colorado lawyer Veronica S. Rossman to serve as a judge on the federal appeals court based in Denver.

It wasn’t a vote to confirm Rossman, who was nominated back in May. And the vote wasn’t even close and did not require the presence of either Colorado senator.

It’s almost as if the procedural vote was scheduled at the very last minute to provide an excuse for the Democrats to bail on their president.

And so it was.

Meanwhile, DeGette said she had an important committee meeting to attend and couldn’t be bothered.

Ne-Geese did attend, along with U.S. Reps. Ed Perlmutter and Jason Crow, Gov. Polis and Denver Mayor Hancock.