Senate Democrats, including Colorado’s Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, took a political beating from Republicans this week that sparked amendment after controversial amendment when President Biden’s henchmen pushed a $ 3.5 billion budget over the finish line.
It was time for revenge and the karma was a call for the Democratic duo, who were forced to cast unpopular votes on amendments that tackled hot topics like critical race theory, fracking, immigration, and outrageously high tax increases.
Fox News He explains the procedure Democrats used to circumvent a filibuster to pass the pork-filled social spending package, and how he bit them again in the @ss.
Vote-a-branch, in which senators can vote on non-binding amendments until they get tired of doing so, is a necessary procedural step in budget reconciliation. Democrats are using that process to circumvent legislative obstructionism in the Senate, allowing them to pass a list of desired programs without Republican involvement.
So while Republicans don’t have the numbers to stop the wave of reckless and inflation-inducing taxes and spending, they got the Democrats to officially vote for and against issues that will once again haunt his reelection.
Hick and Bennet voted with far-left Democrats to grant illegal immigrants with criminal records citizenship or permanent resident status in the United States.
Should federal tax dollars be spent to teach critical race theory in pre-kindergarten, elementary, and high school programs? Bennet and Hick are now on the record for support.
Democrats finally woke up and began casting votes that most Americans would agree with, but will get them in trouble with their far-left Democratic base.
It was a miracle, but all Democrats agreed in one vote that withdrawing funds from the police was a bad idea. Some boasted that they called the bluff from the Republican Party. We figured most of the others were on the phone to apologize to Black Lives Matter, including Bennet and Hickenlooper.
An amendment vote that will be particularly difficult for Bennet to explain in his reelection contest next year sought to ban fracking.
Both Bennet and Hickenlooper voted to prohibit the EPA from passing rules or regulations prohibiting fracking.
It’s funny, Hickenlooper and Bennet didn’t mention all those controversial votes.
After a looooong night of voting, I voted to advance our budget resolution to the next step in the Senate. We will create a more equitable and just economy by promoting working families, creating jobs and fighting climate change. Pay attention!
– Senator John Hickenlooper (@SenatorHick) August 11, 2021
What should seriously upset Coloradans is that both Democrats and their entire left party on Wednesday passed a nearly $ 5 trillion budget resolution bill that represents the largest tax increase in history and historic levels of income. pig spending.
Families and job creators now face $ 1.75 trillion (with a T) in tax increases.
When given the opportunity to vote on an amendment to end crippling tax increases on Americans struggling to recover from the closures, Bennet and Hickenlooper sided with the tax increases.
Remember that when Bennet is ready for reelection next year.