Incoherent Bennet refuses to give stance on screening refugees
Mirrors his behavior during the Iran deal showdown, prompting questions
DENVER—Following the veto-proof majority in the House of Representatives voting to support reasonable security screening of potential refugees being relocated to Colorado and other states, Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., according to KRDO, “declined to give his stance” on whether he will vote in support of or against increasing security processes. According to the Hill, Senate Democrats are promising to filibuster the screening bill, and Bennet reiterated his unwillingness to say anything coherently meaningful that bespeaks of an actual position on the issue.
Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:
“Bennet’s positions on national security and foreign policy have helped advance the agenda of jihad and it is raising questions on whether Bennet cares about our safety, or if he cares more about helping the president fulfill his questionable goals. Coloradans are absolutely shot to pieces over politicians sacrificing their lives in the name of political correctness and they are demanding to know where Bennet is on this bipartisan, common-sense approach to this serious issue.”
Bennet’s vague statements to media outlets have confused constituents on where he stands and they show a possible lack of commitment to keeping his constituents safe in the face of dangerous threats of jihadists.
According to GovTrack.us the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act would require background checks on refugees hoping to enter the United States. H.R. 4038, the security measure, succeeded 289-137 with almost all Republicans and 47 Democrats voting in favor, including Democratic Colorado Rep. Jared Polis.
According to VICE the bill would require directors of the department of homeland security, the FBI, and the office of the national intelligence director certify that each refugee does not pose a threat to national security.
President Obama has threatened to veto the bill if it also passes the Senate. Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has made similar threats, saying there is “no way” it will pass the Senate.
Bennet’s recent refusal to give a position on important national security and foreign policy issues is reminiscent of his initial refusal to give a position on the president’s controversial Iran nuclear agreement. Bennet refused to give his statement of support for the nuclear agreement until finally announcing the Friday before Labor Day. Bennet sided with a minority of senators to repeatedly filibuster a resolution of disapproval of the measure.
Advancing Colorado launched a six-figure television and digital-ad campaign as well as a print-ad and has continued grassroots and digital efforts in response to Bennet’s defiant support for the Iran deal. The free market group garnered earned media in over 140 publications on the Iran deal issue alone, from Israel to New Zealand, following the release of the explosive video.