WASHINGTON — Sen. Michael Bennet excoriated his Democrat and Republican colleagues tonight for threatening a government shutdown saying this was the reason they “are in the basement as an institution in terms of polling.”

“There is no way that any superintendent of schools in Colorado or any school board in Colorado or any City Council … would show up for work and say we might close the government two weeks from now,” he said on the Senate floor tonight.

He noted that no one would say, “it’s an option for us that we will not pick up your trash two weeks from now, or plow the streets two weeks from now … You know why? Because people would come unglued, unhinged. They would say we hired you to do a job, work it out.”

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