U.S. Sens. Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper showcased their irrelevance in Washington, D.C. this week by voting against their environmental agenda and President Biden’s green military nominee in a desperate attempt to get the Pentagon’s attention.
Long story short, the Colorado Democrats sacrificed their woke street cred for nothing, as Biden’s nominee for assistant secretary of Defense for Energy, Installations, and Environment was confirmed by the Senate on a 60-35 vote.
The @DeptofDefense has repeatedly ignored my request for a meeting with Secretary Austin about the Space Command basing decision.
For that reason, I voted against Brendan Owens’ nomination tonight, and will consider holds on other Pentagon nominees until a meeting takes place.
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) January 23, 2023
Their progressive base will surely be unhappy to learn their Democrat leaders sided with Republicans and are now threatening to block Biden’s future nominees because Biden’s Pentagon chief has refused for two years to meet with a Colorado Senator.
Voters who cast ballots for either of these buffoons based on their promises to keep Space Command headquarters in Colorado should reevaluate their decision-making skills.
We’ve asked for two years to meet with Secretary Austin about the flawed proposal to move Space Command out of Colorado. Two years later, we’re still waiting. That’s why we voted against Mr. Owens’ nomination today. Keeping Space Command in Colorado is too important.
— Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) January 24, 2023