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Lynn Bartels --- The Denver Post
U.S. Sen. Mark Udall’s attempts to distance himself from President Obama and the White House are getting laughs.
A day after President Obama’s remarks on Islamic terrorists, CNN’s John King poked fun of the Colorado Democrat’s statement on the speech in King’s show “Inside Politics.”
“As a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, I believe any expanded U.S. military role beyond airstrikes in the fight against ISIL in Iraq must be approved by Congress,” Udall said. “The American people must be assured that we are not pursuing another open-ended conflict in the Middle East, and I will not give this president — or any other president — blank check to begin another land war in Iraq.”
King said the problem with the Democratic senator getting in the face of the Democratic president is that Obama has said “he doesn’t want to put boots on the ground.”
CNN show also noted that during Udall’s first Senate debate with his GOP challenger, Congressman Cory Gardner, Udall also tried to separate himself from the president, according to the Washington Free Beacon.