Bennet joins Democratic revolt against Biden LNG pause

By Nico Portuondo | 02/20/2024 01:47 PM EST

“I actually don’t support what President Biden is doing there,” the Colorado senator said Sunday.

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.).

Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) during a hearing on Capitol Hill. Francis Chung/POLITICO

Colorado Sen. Michael Bennet joined a growing number of Hill Democrats opposing President Joe Biden’s natural gas export permit pause. Bennet called the move “short-sighted” over the weekend.

Bennet argued the administration’s decision to stop allowing new exports to nations without a free-trade agreement — pending a review of climate and price concerns — would leave strategic allies out to dry and diminish the global power of U.S. energy supplies.

“I actually don’t support what President Biden is doing there,” Bennet told “Fox News Sunday.” “I think it’s been very important for American liquefied natural gas to replace the natural gas that Russia was sending to Europe.


“I believe one of the United States massive strategic strengths is our energy, our clean energy and our fossil fuels … I think that’s a short-sighted decision,” Bennet said.