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Richard Blumenthal
Official Twitter account of U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, proudly working for the people of Connecticut.
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Richard Blumenthal 5m
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Seeking a “Get Out of Jail Free” card for the President’s children & son-in-law would be unimaginable, but nothing is too low for a president who has shown again & again that he thinks he, his family, & his cronies are above the law.
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Richard Blumenthal 5m
Only if someone has already committed a crime do they seek a pardon. A mark of guilt. It can’t apply to future crimes.
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Richard Blumenthal 1h
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Appointing Simington would undermine the FCC’s independence & potentially deadlock the agency during this COVID crisis. I’ll continue to oppose his nomination & fight to prevent his confirmation.
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Richard Blumenthal 1h
The Senate is rushing to confirm Nathan Simington to the FCC—someone whose sole qualification seems to be his willingness to support President Trump’s indefensible attack on the First Amendment.
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Richard Blumenthal 3h
PURA’s action is a breath of fresh air, bringing more accountability to bear on Eversource & UI. However, more must be done, including setting more affordable rates & creating a CT based, truly ‘public’ utility.
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Richard Blumenthal 4h
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Reforming Section 230 deserves its own debate—one that I’ve helped lead in Congress, & which I look forward to continuing with a more serious, thoughtful administration in January.
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Richard Blumenthal 4h
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If President Trump is just looking for an excuse to hold up reauthorization of our defense programs, I certainly hope my Republican colleagues in Congress refuse to go along with him.
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Richard Blumenthal 4h
This veto threat is deeply dangerous & just plain stupid. Although it may ultimately be an unserious sideshow, jeopardizing critical national security funding with half-baked bluster is ridiculous & reckless.
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Richard Blumenthal 5h
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The pardon power isn’t a political weapon or a license to obstruct justice. This bill ensures transparency in the pardon process.
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Richard Blumenthal 5h
The Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act would address the kind of rotten, political cronyism that was on full display last week when President Trump pardoned Michael Flynn & during Trump’s current chats with Giuliani about a “Get Out of Jail Free” card.
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Richard Blumenthal 6h
No way should Mitch McConnell send Congress home for the holiday without approving a new pandemic relief package. People & businesses are hurting. We must act.
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Richard Blumenthal 20h
There are no words. This would be unconscionable.
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Richard Blumenthal 20h
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When the president dangles pardons, people see that as an open invitation for this type of corrupt action.
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Richard Blumenthal 20h
This unfolding story shows what happens when an administration is open for business & ready to sell-out criminal justice.
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Richard Blumenthal Dec 1
On , we remember the lives lost to this disease & recommit to eradicating HIV/AIDS. Together we must work to end the stigma of this virus & expand access to lifesaving treatment in the US & around the globe.
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Richard Blumenthal Nov 30
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Congress must get down to business & pass comprehensive COVID-19 relief—now. Lives, livelihoods, & efficient vaccine distribution are on the line.
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Richard Blumenthal Nov 30
Surpassing 5,000 COVID-19 deaths, CT marks a grim milestone. To all mourning, my thoughts are with you during this deeply difficult time.
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Richard Blumenthal Nov 30
The outcome of this census case should be clear & compelling: count every person. The Constitution demands no less.
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Richard Blumenthal Nov 30
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Mark Davis—& his professional partner, Joe Sferrazza—contributed so incredibly over so many years, truly speaking truth to power. Thank you.
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Richard Blumenthal Nov 30
Deep thanks to for courageous, insightful reporting over decades—leaving a professional legend & historic mark. Much happiness to you & Betsy.
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