Press Release: Demand Justice to Air TV Ad in New Hampshire Blasting Michael Bennet for Voting for 67% of Trump Judges

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 7, 2019

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DEMAND JUSTICE TO AIR TV AD IN NEW HAMPSHIRE BLASTING MICHAEL BENNET FOR VOTING FOR 67% OF TRUMP JUDGES

Ad Follows Bennet’s Criticism of Democrats for Fighting Back Against GOP’s Court Packing

WASHINGTON, DC—Demand Justice released a new television and digital ad in New Hampshire Tuesday criticizing Colorado Senator Michael Bennet for supporting President Donald Trump’s judicial nominees almost 70% of the time.

Bennet received an “F” grade for his support of Trump’s judges in Demand Justice’s first-ever report card that was released in April.

“Donald Trump is rigging the courts, and Michael Bennet is helping him do it,” said Brian Fallon, Executive Director of Demand Justice. “Senator Bennet should not get to hide from his record on this issue. He should have to explain why on earth he votes for Trump’s judges 67% of the time.”

The ad comes after Bennet was asked Sunday about his past support for Trump judges during an appearance on NBC’s Meet the Press. Bennet doubled down on his voting record and  renewed his criticism of former Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid’s effort in 2013 to overcome Republican obstruction of Barack Obama’s nominees.

Demand Justice’s 30-second spot says Bennet is helping Trump “give a right-wing makeover” to the courts and notes his vote to advance the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, who filled the seat that Mitch McConnell stole from President Obama. The ad also references Bennet’s early opposition to Democratic proposals to rebalance the courts.

A transcript of the ad appears below.

AD TRANSCRIPT

VOICEOVER: Donald Trump is giving our courts a right-wing makeover, and Senator Michael Bennet is helping him do it.

Bennet’s backed many of Trump’s extreme judges. He votes for them almost 70 percent of the time. Bennet even praised Neil Gorsuch when Trump picked him for the Supreme Court seat stolen from President Obama.

Now that Democrats are proposing ways to fix the court, Bennet is standing in the way of that, too.

Hey, Michael Bennet – what gives? Helping Trump is not a good look.

Paid for by Demand Justice.

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