Rick Scott: If Bennet Cared About Coloradans, He’d Call Out Polis on Fentanyl

By Matt Connelly
Rick Scott: If Bennet Cared About Coloradans, He’d Call Out Polis on Fentanyl

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In an exclusive Campfire Colorado interview, NRSC Chairman Rick Scott went after Senator Michael Bennet for his failure to call out Governor Jared Polis on his 2019 fentanyl bill. 

When asked if he thought that Senator Bennet should demonstrate leadership on the issue of fentanyl by being more vocal on the 2019 legislation signed by Governor Jared Polis that reduces the possession of four grams or less of fentanyl from a felony to a misdemeanor, Senator Scott hit Bennet hard for his weakness:

“If Michael Bennet cared about Coloradans, what he would do is he would call out the governor for signing a bill that increased the chances of people dying from fentanyl. He also would have voted for border security.”

Denver’s Police Chief Paul Pazen recently stated that ‘people are dying’ as a result of changing the possession of under four grams of fentanyl to a misdemeanor crime instead of a felony. 

Tragically, five young Coloradans died just recently in Commerce City, Colorado in what the Denver Gazette reports was the biggest single fentanyl overdose event in the history of the country. 

“I’ve never heard him speak up about this defunding the police stuff,” Senator Scott continued when asked to address Bennet’s failures on public safety. “I never saw him talk on the Senate floor about the fact we need to support law enforcement, or we’ve got to call out these State Attorneys and District Attorneys that don’t want to prosecute criminals, so I think Bennet’s going to have a lot to explain.”


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Matt Connelly is the Founder of Campfire Colorado and Campfire Media