VIDEO RELEASE: Bennet Statement on His Vote to Repeal the Authorizations for the Use of Military Force

Watch Bennet’s Floor Speech HERE

Washington, D.C. — Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet released the following statement after voting to repeal the 1991 and 2002 Authorizations for the Use of Military Force:

“Since the end of the Cold War, we have been fighting a perpetual global war on terror that has led to catastrophic decisions from which America’s global leadership and credibility have yet to recover. 

“In the name of spreading freedom across the globe, we instead spread images of chaos and civil strife; of torture at Abu Ghraib; of waterboarding and black sites – all violations of the values we claimed to serve. And to pay for it all, we borrowed $8 trillion from our children.

“My hope is that this modest vote is the beginning of a new commitment by Congress to fulfill our constitutional responsibility; to bring the American people back into this conversation about our global leadership in the 21st century; and to work in partnership with the president to define a new organizing principle for our leadership. Because we don’t have another 30 years to wait, and the world is watching.”

Yesterday, Bennet spoke on the Senate floor in support of the vote. Video of his remarks is available HERE.