Official Twitter account of U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, proudly working for the people of Connecticut.
Sep 28, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Republicans’ desperate attempt to distract from Dr. Blasey Ford’s powerful testimony by blaming Democrats is refuted by her own words: "All sexual assault victims should be able to decide for themselves whether their private experience is made public."
Judge Kavanaugh kept repeating that four witnesses swore that Dr. Blasey Ford’s account “did not happen.” Not true. All we have are statements from their lawyers claiming that they have no knowledge of the night in question. That is not the same thing as it "did not happen.”
Sep 18, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
I believe Dr. Ford. We have every reason to believe a survivor who comes forward at great personal risk & under hostile scrutiny. We have every reason to doubt Judge Kavanaugh—after his evasive & seemingly misleading testimony.
By rushing to have a hearing about Kavanaugh’s attempted rape allegations, Republicans are only trying to check the box on oversight, & not find the truth.
Sep 16, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
The Senate Judiciary Committee must now give these allegations the serious weight they deserve. They must be fully & fairly investigated. Unquestionably, the Kavanaugh confirmation vote must be delayed.washingtonpost.com/investigations…
Ms. Ford has shown incredible bravery in coming forward. Now that she has made her story public, I am committed to ensuring that she is heard, that her safety is protected, & that she is treated with respect.
Aug 21, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
No one is above the law—not Manafort & not his former boss, Donald Trump. Not a witch hunt or hoax, this milestone verdict is a message: the Special Counsel is for real—getting results through real facts & evidence compelling to a jury of Americans.
The Mueller legal team’s abundance of evidence was on full display in this first major test in the courtroom. The Mueller team will now continue following the facts—& the money—as this investigation circles ever closer to the Oval Office.
Aug 1, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Introduced a resolution today w/Senate colleagues reaffirming our commitment to the First Amendment calling on the President to respect our free press rather than demean & diminish it.
The same day we introduce a resolution condemning the White House’s treatment of reporters, President Trump amplifies attacks on CNN’s @Acosta. This is unacceptable & intolerable.
Jul 26, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Only one reason Trump Admin barred @kaitlancollins from White House press briefings: her questions made them uncomfortable. Too bad, Mr. President, that’s what a free press & open democracy is all about.
Reporters must be able to ask questions without intimidation or threats from the White House. Our democracy depends on it. The White House owes @kaitlancollins & the entire press corps an apology.
Jul 19, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
President Trump cannot use American diplomats as negotiating chips with Vladimir Putin.
The fact that President Trump even considered this outrageous request—even described it as an “incredible offer"—is horrific & reflects President Trump’s own delusions regarding his executive power.
Jul 19, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Ryan Bounds was rejected today because of his troubling views on race & equal protection—which I raised in opposing him. He should never have been nominated.
This nomination’s defeat is a sign of inadequate vetting & excessive haste.
Jul 18, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
This tape confirms that Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court would effectively put President Trump above the law.
He would exempt the president from vital accountability—overturning long-established precedent.
Jul 18, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Trump still in deep denial–and despicable disrespect for US intelligence–saying Russians are no threat to upcoming elections.
Betraying his Constitutional duty–inviting Russian cyber attacks, failing to "defend against all enemies" congress must act.
Jul 17, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Chairman Pai’s draft order challenging the dangerous Sinclair-Tribune merger is an important victory for the millions of viewers who value real localism in broadcasting. nyti.ms/2uDCZIH
Sinclair’s policy of censoring viewpoints & mandating national cookie-cutter content runs contrary to the need to promote & protect diverse & local voices.
Jul 16, 2018 • 9 tweets • 1 min read
Today’s so-called summit was a gift to Putin. Legitimizing his law breaking & aggression & elevating him on the world stage. Weak & embarrassing for President Trump.
President’s seeming acceptance of Putin’s false denial of powerful criminal charges in the Special Counsel’s indictments is astonishing & appalling – and deeply dangerous.
Jul 10, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
🚨The Senate is minutes away from voting on a nominee to be the third-ranking official at DOJ. Ben Benczowksi is not only wildly unqualified, he represents yet another Trump administration official with alarming, unexplained links to Russia. 🚨
Benczowksi has bafflingly refused to recuse himself from any oversight of the Mueller investigation, despite his significant ties to a major Russian bank&stated support for the firing of Jim Comey.
Jul 2, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
W/ @PPSNE today to sound the alarm: we are facing the greatest danger for reproductive rights&women’s health in our lifetime.
The Trump admin is already moving to restrict federal $$ for family planning organizations that offer abortion, imperiling the health of thousands of CT women who rely on @PPSNE for healthcare services.
Jun 21, 2018 • 7 tweets • 3 min read
This admin isn’t just closing the door to immigrant families&asylum seekers on our border—they’re rejecting refugees from around the world, telling survivors of global conflicts who've overcome great obstacles there's no safe place for them here. That is wrong—we must do better.
Today, I spoke on the Senate floor to commemorate #WorldRefugeeDay. Refugees who have made America their home are resilient survivors who embrace their new lives and contribute to their communities, even after harrowing journeys to the United States.
Jun 20, 2018 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Family separation cannot be replaced by family incarceration&imprisonment.
President Trump's current policies - as articulated in this Executive Order - will put children behind bars indefinitely&indiscriminately. That is intolerable in a free and democratic society.
Jun 13, 2018 • 5 tweets • 1 min read
Spoiler alert: President Trump’s cronies have already readied their talking points to exaggerate&distort the facts of tomorrow’s DOJ IG report and spin them into a false narrative about the Special Counsel investigation.
I’m calling it now: no matter what the DOJ IG report actually says, President Trump’s sycophantic supporters will try to claim that somehow he is the victim of FBI wrongdoing&bias. Talk about fake news.
Jun 4, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Thank you @SecretaryCarson for coming to Connecticut to witness the crumbling foundations crisis affecting homes across eastern Connecticut.
.@SecretaryCarson is flabbergasted by the insurers response—which he says is rotten. He is right, and willing to help.
Jun 3, 2018 • 7 tweets • 1 min read
Donald in Wonderland: through a legal looking glass, no President can be prosecuted because whatever he says is the law. Too absurd even for fiction. In fact, no one is above the law.
President Trump’s lawyers cite out-of-date statutes, magical legal thinking&unconstitutional assumptions, but ignore this core truth: no one is above the law.
Jun 1, 2018 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
Once again, President Trump seems to be wielding the power of the pardon to normalize public corruption and send a signal to his political cronies&potential co-conspirators.
President Trump has proposed/issued pardons for illegal campaign donations, obstruction of justice, public corruption&lying to federal investigators. Does that list sound familiar? It should – it’s the same crimes Trump allies Flynn, Manafort&Cohen are on the hook for.
Jun 1, 2018 • 6 tweets • 1 min read
One week out from oral arguments in our case to compel the President to obey the Constitution of the United States. We’re seeking to hold President Trump accountable for violating the Foreign Emoluments Clause – the Constitution’s preeminent anti-corruption provision.
President Trump has repeatedly&flagrantly violated the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause. He has thumbed his nose at its plain text, and in doing so, thumbed his nose at the American people as well.