Sen. Michael Bennet starts 2 days of town halls across Colorado with Colorado Springs visit

March 15, 2017 Updated: March 16, 2017 at 11:40 am
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photo - FILE - This May 21, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Some strident opponents of the nuclear accord with Iran are invoking memories of the Holocaust in an effort to defeat the agreement. Those arguments, however, failed to sway Bennet who grew up hearing stories of the Holocaust firsthand. Bennet’s grandparents smuggled his mother, who was still a baby, out of the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland to escape the Nazis. They, too, had "everyone and everything they knew taken from them in the Holocaust," said Bennet, (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
FILE - This May 21, 2013 file photo shows Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo. on Capitol Hill in Washington. Some strident opponents of the nuclear accord with Iran are invoking memories of the Holocaust in an effort to defeat the agreement. Those arguments, however, failed to sway Bennet who grew up hearing stories of the Holocaust firsthand. Bennet’s grandparents smuggled his mother, who was still a baby, out of the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland to escape the Nazis. They, too, had "everyone and everything they knew taken from them in the Holocaust," said Bennet, (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File) 

With all the talk of U.S. senators dodging protesters, you can mark Michael Bennet off that list.

The senior senator from Denver has three completely public events in Colorado Springs, Pueblo and Alamosa Thursday. As pressure has intensified on various Washington issues, some lawmakers have focused on controlled groups of constituents and teleconferences with voters.

Nobody typically wants to be that public servant getting shouted down by well-trained protesters whose goal is to get on the evening news.

Bennet will be in Colorado Springs Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Tesla Education Center at 2560 International CIR.

He will be at Pueblo Union Depot at 132 West B St. from 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.

From 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. he will be hear from constituents in Alamosa at the Rio Grande Water Conservation District at 8805 Independence Way.

Friday Bennet will be in Durango at the Double Tree Hotel at 501 Camino Del Rio from  8:15 a.m. to  9:15 a.m.

From 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. he will be in Grand Junction in the South Ballroom at Colorado Mesa University at 1455 N. 12th St.

There is plenty for constituents to ask about. For one, Bennet still isn’t on record about where he stands on fellow Coloradan Neil Gorsuch serving on the U.S. Supreme Court.

Bennet, a former Denver Public Schools superintendent, adamantly opposed the confirmation of education secretary Betsy DeVos, as well as Trump’s pick to run the Department of Health and Human Services, Tom Price, a congressman with tea party roots.

And he’s no fan of the Republicans’ health care plan to replace Obamacare.

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