Sen. Bennet Caught By Mic: ‘It’s All Rigged’ (VIDEO)

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Whoops, hot mic. Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO) was caught by a microphone on the Senate floor yesterday, telling a colleague “this stuff’s rigged” and badmouthing his party’s strategy for the lame duck session.“It’s all rigged,” Bennet said (clip below). “I mean the whole conversation is rigged. The conversation, the fact that we don’t get a discussion before the break about what we’re going to do in the lame duck. It’s just rigged. This stuff’s rigged.”

Potentially embarrassing, but the Senator’s office is not backing down.

“Michael was telling the same truths on the senate floor that he tells folks here in Colorado,” Bennet’s Communication Director Adam Bozzi said in a statement to TPM. “For almost two years, he has talked about needing to fix a broken Washington… We can’t move forward on major issues facing our country because of a broken system that is rigged to prevent progress.”

Watch:

(h/t WaPo)

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