The “Stepford Senator” Michael Bennet in Iran Deal “programming”

The “Stepford Senator” Michael Bennet in Iran Deal “programming”

DENVER—President Obama recruited three more senators to support his Iran Deal. Sens. Cory Booker, Mark Warner and Heidi Heitkamp, have joined the ranks of politicians supporting the president’s nuclear deal with the leading state sponsor of terrorism. Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet continues to ignore Coloradans and refuses to clearly state a solid position on the critical issue.

Advancing Colorado Executive Director Jonathan Lockwood released the following statement:

“We know former Sen. Gary Hart’s position on the Iran Deal, but we don’t know our current senator’s position. The president’s puppets are peddling fictions and false narratives, while Bennet is apparently going through some sort of programming in all these behind-closed-doors sessions. Eventually though, Bennet will be exposed for being the “Stepford Senator,” ignoring the public outcry here in Colorado and choosing to play politics with a dangerous nuclear deal. It is remarkable how easily Bennet has gotten away with being silent on the sidelines of this important issue.”

Thursday’s development brings the total list list of senators supporting the deal to 37. Iran Deal supporters are desperate to muster the 41 votes needed to block a disapproval resolution in the Senate and keep Obama from having to exact his veto power.

Heitkamp said:

“Let’s be clear, Iran is a sponsor of terrorism and an abuser of human rights. This deal doesn’t change that.”

Warner said:

“While I choose to support the deal, I am not satisfied with it as a final measure and will support efforts to shore up its weaker points.”

Booker released a statement calling the deal “the better of two flawed options,” and said:

“I will vote in support of the deal. But the United States must recognize that to make this deal work, we must be more vigilant than ever in fighting Iranian aggression.”

Lawmakers must vote on a resolution by Sept. 17.

From the Colorado Statesman:

“A Quinnipiac University poll released Tuesday found that 55 percent of those surveyed nationally oppose the deal while 25 percent support it, virtually the same results as its Aug. 3 poll despite heavy advertising since then on both sides.”

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