Senator's on-air interview features carpooling colleague waving from back seat
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Sen. John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperManchin grills Haaland over Biden oil and gas moratorium It's time for US to get serious about cleaning up space junk Bipartisan group says it's still on track after setback on Senate floor MORE (D-Colo) crashed his colleague Sen. Michael BennetMichael Farrand BennetLawmakers can't reconcile weakening the SALT cap with progressive goals How Sen. Graham can help fix the labor shortage with commonsense immigration reform For true American prosperity, make the child tax credit permanent MORE's (D-Colo.) interview on NBC's "Meet The Press" on Friday as the pair carpooled to the airport after voting for a commission to probe the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.

As host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddChuck Todd is dead wrong: Liberal bias defines modern journalism The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Officers recount the horror of Jan. 6 NFL Network's Rich Eisen says he has COVID-19 despite being vaccinated MORE introduced Bennet to address whether he would vote to get rid of the filibuster, the senator interrupted him with a disclosure that he was not alone.

"Chuck, I'm not by myself because this is a carpool," Bennet said while pointing to the back seat of the vehicle. "John Hickenlooper is back there."

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"There he his," Bennet said as Hickenlooper leaned out from behind his seat and waved.

"All right, so we have a caucus of two," Todd responded with a laugh. "Hello, Sen. Hickenlooper."

 

The "Meet The Press" host asked both men if "there are two votes to get rid of the filibuster in that carpool right now?"

"I can't speak for John, but I can speak for myself. The country can't continue to endure another period of obstruction like the one that [Minority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellOvernight Health Care: Florida becomes epicenter of COVID-19 surge | NYC to require vaccination for indoor activities | Biden rebukes GOP governors for barring mask mandates McConnell warns Schumer cutting off debate quickly could stall infrastructure deal Top House Democrat says party would lose elections if they were held today: report MORE robbed when Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaAzar regrets Trump didn't get vaccinated on national TV Franklin D. Roosevelt's prescient warning Harris 'root causes' immigration plan faces challenges MORE was president of the United States. There is too much for us to do with respect to building an economy that works for everybody. Not just people at the very top," Bennet said. "I think we should not perpetuate McConnell's bastardization of the Senate filibuster."

A fight over the filibuster was revived in the Senate over the push to create a commission to probe the Jan. 6 attack, with many lawmakers expressing frustration over the procedural roadblock. 

“Filibustering a bipartisan commission regarding the January 6 insurrection is a three dimensional way to make the point that the filibuster is primarily a destructive force in American politics,” Sen. Brian SchatzBrian Emanuel SchatzGyms, hotels, bus companies make last-ditch plea for aid On The Money: Stocks fall as COVID-19 fears rattle market | Schumer sets infrastructure showdown | Dems struggle to sell agenda The Hill's Morning Report - Surging COVID-19 infections loom over US, Olympics MORE (D-Hawaii) said on Tuesday.