Sen. Bennet was a critical supporter of both Judge Jackson and Secretary Jewell in their respective appointments, and now finds himself at odds with both in his call to preserve Colorado mining jobs. Bennet will attend the ceremony with Jewell instead of meeting with the people of Craig, whose livelihood is at risk due to Bennet’s judge pick and Jewell’s lack of action.
“Bennet supported the key players who are putting Colorado jobs at risk, and is now making time for lobby events rather than urging a dialogue with the people of Craig. Instead of lobbying for federal lands, Colorado demands that Bennet lobby for Craig’s jobs,” said Kelly Maher, executive director of Compass Colorado. “Making time for a press event with the players responsible for this situation instead of making time for the people of Craig shows who Bennet represents, and it’s not Colorado.”