Romney calls Bennet’s child tax credits for illegal immigrants “outrageous”
For Immediate Release
September 22, 2021
DENVER, CO – Things might get a little awkward this week in the halls of D.C.’s Russell Senate Office Building.
Yesterday in a Senate Homeland Security hearing Sen. Mitt Romney of Utah took aim at Sen. Michael Bennet’s proposed Child Tax Credit extension.
The President's "human infrastructure bill" would allow illegal immigrants to get $300/month, per child, by obtaining a tax ID number once they're here. It's outrageous. I can't think of a more enticing reason to enter our country illegally–at the expense of American tax payers. pic.twitter.com/nnIX9EMwjz
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) September 21, 2021
Romney’s blistering takedown of Bennet’s top policy priority in Democrats’ $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill comes comes at an inopportune time for Bennet.
That’s because Bennet literally just returned from a photo-op in Utah with Romney over the weekend.
Spent this beautiful day with @SenatorRomney, Coloradans, and Utahns on the Colorado River discussing what a meaningful and durable approach to climate change could look like.
Days like today are why I feel optimistic that we will find a way forward on our climate challenges. pic.twitter.com/yFLriI1VSU
— Michael Bennet (@SenatorBennet) September 18, 2021
It’s no secret Bennet likes to project a carefully manicured “moderate” image in Colorado.
However, that becomes a much harder sell when actual moderates like Romney explain what Bennet’s agenda in Congress would really mean for American taxpayers.
If you’re covering Romney’s criticism of Bennet’s Child Tax Credit please consider the following quote from Compass Colorado:
“Romney’s criticism of Bennet’s plan to offer taxpayer-funded checks to illegal immigrants is a good reminder that Bennet’s ‘moderate’ act is a sham,” said Compass Colorado Executive Director Kyle Kohli.
“There’s nothing moderate about Bennet’s support for a $3.5 trillion bill that will encourage more illegal immigration and worsen the humanitarian crisis at the southern border.”