Sen. Michael Bennet slams Trump agenda in town hall

Posted at 7:40 PM, Mar 16, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — Sen. Michael Bennet is vowing to fight Donald Trump as he holds town halls across Colorado.

Bennet, a Democrat, started with a Colorado Springs town hall on Thursday. The Denver Post reports that Bennet pledged to fight Trump's proposed cuts to climate research and questioned whether the Republican health care bill can pass the House of Representatives.

Bennet did not commit to vote against Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Coloradan Neil Gorsuch, a conservative who is respected in Colorado's legal community.

Members of congress have been careful about town halls this year amid anti-Trump activism. Colorado's Republican Senator, Cory Gardner, has not had one. These are Bennet's first of 2017. Bennet also held town halls in Pueblo and Alamosa on Thursday. He has ones scheduled on the western slope Friday.


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