Sen. Bennet on latest Trump controversy and whether health care protesters are helping

DENVER — Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet discussed the latest controversy around Donald Trump Jr. as well as health care repeal efforts in the Senate.

“My sense of it is they are farther away from a bill than they were before their July 4th recess,” Bennet said.

Bennet revealed he had not recently spoken to Colorado Republican Sen. Cory Gardner regarding health care.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Tuesday that part of the Senate’s August recess will be canceled to work on the bill.

Bennet did say he thought the efforts of the many protesters are working.

“It’s playing a huge role, especially when the people who are coming to the office or having protests are people who are disabled or children are disabled and are on Medicaid and are putting a face to the savage cuts proposed in this bill,” Bennet said.

Bennet was also questioned about the major political news of the day — the email reveal by Donald Trump Jr. detailing the meeting he had with a Russian official regarding possible Hillary Clinton information.

Bennet was asked if he thought this equates to possible treason.

“I’m not in a position to make a judgment like that,” Bennet said. “But I do think the investigations need to go forward, this is very serious stuff.

“They interfered massively in our presidential campaign and every patriot in this country needs to care about that.”