As Politico reports, Bennet offered Hillary Clinton harsh words for failing to take a position on the Pipeline. “I think she should take a position…She should take a position for it — or she should take a position against it.”

Check out the exchange …

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As his constituents continue to wait, Bennet should heed his own words, and finally take a position on President Obama’s negotiations with Iran.

Bennet should have also offered Clinton his third option on the Keystone Pipeline – taking a position against it and then flip-flopping by taking a position for it.


Bennet Voted Against The Keystone Pipeline Twice

  • In March 2012, Bennet Voted Against Authorizing Construction Of The Keystone XL Pipeline. “Hoeven, R-N.D., amendment no. 1537 that would provide for approval of the Keystone XL pipeline between Canada and the United States. It would require that the route for the pipeline in Nebraska be submitted by the state of Nebraska. It also would provide for certain environmental protections.” (S. 1813, CQ Vote #34: Rejected 56-42: D 11-40; R 45-0; I 0-2, 3/8/12, Bennet Voted Nay)

  • In March 2012, Bennet Voted Against An Amendment That Would, In Part, Approve The Keystone XL Pipeline. “Roberts, R-Kan., amendment no. 1826 that would extend energy tax credit programs, excluding the production credit and the stimulus grant program that expired in 2011. It also would approve the Keystone XL pipeline and expand oil and gas drilling in new areas, including the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Provisions would be partially offset by extending the federal employee pay freeze through 2013.” (S. 1813, CQ Vote #38: Rejected 41-57: R 38-7; D 3-48; I 0-2, 3/13/12, Bennet Voted Nay)

Bennet Was Not A Cosponsor Of 2014 To Approve The Keystone Pipeline

  • In 2014, Michael Bennet Was Not One Of The 55 Bipartisan Cosponsors Of Sen. Hoeven’s Bill To Approve The Keystone Pipeline. (S. 2280, Introduced 5/1/14)

Bennet Didn’t Join 11 Democratic Senators On A Pro-Keystone Letter To Obama

  • In April 2014, Bennet Did Not Join 11 Democratic Senators That Signed A Letter To Obama Supporting Construction Of The Keystone Pipeline. “‘I believe there are 60 votes in this United States Senate to pass a Keystone bill and send it to the president’s desk," Landrieu said. "What President Obama does with it, I don’t know. I am urging him to sign it.’ …One unknown is Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., who has said he backs Keystone XL but did not join 11 other Senate Democrats in a letter asking Obama to support the project earlier this year. He did not answer reporters’ questions about it Thursday.” (Jennifer A. Dlouhy, “Keystone XL Political Drama Intensifies,” Hearst Newspapers, 11/13/14)

Read The Letter Here.

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