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Richard Blumenthal
Connecticut’s U.S. Senator
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Richard Blumenthal retweeted
OutFrontCNN 6h
"Let's be very clear: what we're talking about here is not a criminal conviction. We're talking about a lifetime appointment of the highest court, in the United States, that ought to be above this kind of suspicion." on Brett Kavanaugh
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Richard Blumenthal 10h
Replying to @SenBlumenthal
Dr. Ford gets to decide when & how to tell her story—a foundational principle. A full, fair FBI investigation should precede the hearing.
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Richard Blumenthal 10h
The terms for Dr. Ford’s hearing shouldn’t cause her to be re-victimized or put on trial—a valid concern given my colleagues’ demonstrated insensitivity & even hostility. We should start with the recommendations:
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Richard Blumenthal 10h
We believe her. Today I stood with survivors & victim advocates to rebut Republicans’ sham charade of a hearing & demand Dr. Ford has a full & fair investigation. She deserves to make her voice & story heard by a committee pledged to truth not political ploys.
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Richard Blumenthal 14h
Replying to @SenBlumenthal
On this anniversary my thoughts are with all those still recovering & displaced by the storm. I call on Trump to honor the victims, help still struggling evacuees, & establish proper preparations for future storms.
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Richard Blumenthal 14h
Replying to @SenBlumenthal
The President has not accepted culpability & instead chooses to blame others for the storm's consequences rather than take action to help Puerto Rico rebuild.
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Richard Blumenthal 14h
One year ago today made landfall in Puerto Rico. The storm's deadly & destructive wake was followed by staggering inaction, mismanagement, & denials by Trump & his administration.
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Richard Blumenthal Sep 18
Sending a letter isn’t the same as answering questions from the FBI or under oath in front of the Senate. We need to hear from ALL witnesses, including Mark Judge. He’s not off the hook with an 114 word statement.
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Richard Blumenthal Sep 18
Replying to @SenBlumenthal
A full, fair FBI investigation with sworn interviews, all relevant witnesses, & review of all documents is needed before any hearing. Otherwise, we’re asking questions in the dark & not doing justice by these charges.
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Richard Blumenthal Sep 18
Replying to @SenBlumenthal
My Republican colleagues have handled Dr. Ford’s serious accusations with dismissals & attacks. These actions shamefully reinforces dangerous preconceptions that push survivors into silence.
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Richard Blumenthal Sep 18
Replying to @SenBlumenthal
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.
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Richard Blumenthal Sep 18
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.
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Richard Blumenthal retweeted
ABC News Politics Sep 18
Sen. Richard Blumenthal says the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court "should be withdrawn" "This nomination will not only cast a shadow over judge Kavanaugh ... it will also stain the United States Supreme Court irreparably," he adds
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Richard Blumenthal retweeted
Anderson Cooper 360° Sep 17
Democratic : Rushing through the confirmation process "would cast a shadow and a stain on Judge Kavanaugh, if he is confirmed."
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Richard Blumenthal Sep 17
A hard fought victory for the families & communities in CT & the nation that have been devastated by the opioid epidemic. This bipartisan piece of legislation will save lives & help heal our communities. We must sustain this effort & continue working together to end this epidemic
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Richard Blumenthal Sep 17
Once again President Trump advances restrictive immigration policies by cutting refugee admissions to a new historic low. This decision betrays American values, compromises American leadership, & closes American borders to the world’s most vulnerable.
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Richard Blumenthal Sep 17
Yet again, the Trump Administration is attacking the FBI & DOJ in an attempt to politicize law enforcement, interfere with an ongoing investigation, & use classified information as a political weapon.
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Richard Blumenthal retweeted
TheBeat w/Ari Melber Sep 17
"There needs to be a complete investigation here by the FBI, taking as long as is necessary" - on Kavanaugh allegation:
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Richard Blumenthal retweeted
TheBeat w/Ari Melber Sep 17
BREAKING: Public hearing with Kavanaugh and accuser Professor Ford will be take place Monday : "If we fail" to complete fact-finding before hearing, "we're going to be shooting in the dark"
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Richard Blumenthal Sep 17
Communities in CT are doing imperative & important work to aid those impacted by Hurricane Florence. Thanks to all the first responders (including 63 from ) who are down in the Carolinas helping those affected by the storm.
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