U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet plans to hold three town halls in Colorado next week, starting with a chance for constituents to ask their senior senator questions in Littleton on Tuesday, a week after he withdrew from the Democratic presidential race.
Bennet will also hold town halls in Grand Junction on Thursday and Steamboat Springs on Friday, his office said.
He's become a pro at conducting town halls in recent months, since holding 50 town halls in New Hampshire during the 10 weeks leading up to that state's presidential primary on Tuesday. Bennet's disappointing finish in that election ended his White House bid.
"It's important in this moment in our democracy to have as candid a conversation as we can, because our democracy is under real risk," Bennet said at the last town hall he held in Colorado, on the day after Thanksgiving in Denver.
The forums will be the first opportunity for Colorado voters to meet with Bennet since the Senate voted mostly along party lines to acquit President Donald Trump on impeachment charges.
"We are being asked to save the democracy. And we're going to fail that test today in the United States Senate," Bennet said on the Senate floor Feb. 5 before voting to convict Trump. He added: "I don't know how anybody in this body goes home and faces their constituents and say we wouldn't even look at the evidence."
Bennet's Republican colleague from Colorado, U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner, was among the 51 GOP senators who voted against calling witnesses to testify in the Senate trial.
Gardner voted to acquit the president on both counts, abuse of power and obstructing Congress.
Bennet's Tuesday town hall is scheduled for 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Peak Community & Wellness Center, 6612 S. Ward St., in Littleton.
Doors open at 6 p.m., Bennet's staff said, and there's additional parking across the street at the rec center. Reservations aren't required, but constituents are urged to RSVP online here.
Anyone needing ADA accommodations or translation services can call Bennet's Senate office by Monday at 303-455-7600.
Details will be released in the coming days for the Grand Junction and Steamboat Springs town halls, Bennet's office said.