Senator Bennet gets his hands dirty at local businesses

By: Sara Zendehnam Email
By: Sara Zendehnam Email

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KKCO) Senator Michael Bennet spent Thursday morning filling tires with air at Brown Cycles and pouring beers for locals at Edgewater Brewery.

It is all in an effort to show that unlike lawmakers in Washington D.C., Coloradans continued to work through the government shutdown.

His "Coloradans Don't Shut Down" tour kicked off on Monday and he has made his way around the state stepping in as a substitute teacher, police car driver and bussing tables.

He called the shutdown idiotic and said he wants politicians to get their acts together, "It's a disgrace that's what happened in Washington. We've got to do better, we're going to have a chance now in three months to see if we will do better and I hope that we will," said Bennet.

Residents were able to get some of their questions answered, but some are still concerned.

"There are some solutions out there, but you have to come to the table and unless you start communicating it's not going to happen," Rich Lopez.

Bennet said he plans on taking the stories of the hard working locals he met and share them with Washington officials.

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