Richard Blumenthal

Richard Blumenthal

Official Twitter account of U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, proudly working for the people of Connecticut.

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Today I’m going to share with Judge Barrett some powerful stories coming from powerful voices. Health care, reproductive freedoms, gun violence prevention—the American people understand that there is so much at stake with this Supreme Court nomination.

Without IVF, Jessica’s family wouldn't be possible. Because of her PCOS & scarred fallopian tubes, she struggled to get pregnant. Jessica is right—the group Barrett supports “disagrees with my decision for the way I chose to conceive my beautiful girls.” #WhatsAtStake 

“It is not hyperbole to say that the ACA literally saved my life.” For constituents like Daniel, the ACA is not just a SCOTUS lawsuit or litmus test to get nominated, but a matter of life & death. #WhatsAtStake 

So many of my constituents came forward to share #WhatsAtStake  with this SCOTUS nomination. Here’s Gaye’s story:

The Curran family’s wish for Judge Barrett—please protect Conner & the millions of other people who rely on the ACA. #WhatsAtStake 

Hundreds of children orphaned because of Trump & his Admin’s brazen, premeditated cruelty—or as they heinously think of it “political strategy.” All who are a part of these horrid human rights abuses must answer for their actions.


Shocked & appalled—I just left a 90 minute classified briefing on foreign malign threats to our elections. From spying to sabotage, Americans need to see & hear these reports.

In advance of the classified briefing I’ll hear later today, I reviewed classified documents this morning. They are chilling. Declassify this information. Americans deserve & need to know about ongoing foreign interference (even sabotage) in our election system.

This morning’s classified coronavirus briefing should have been made fully open to the American people—they would be as appalled & astonished as I am by the inadequacy of preparedness & prevention.

Just got off the phone w/ HHS. I am furious&horrified after immigration conference call – virtually no separated children have been reunified; no system, no plan, no path to assure reunification; no answers to key questions. Strategy seems to be: blame everyone else.

This day is the saddest & angriest of my time in the Senate. The Republicans have succeeded in confirming a dangerous & deeply flawed nominee only by breaking all the rules & norms. The damage done today will be enduring—to the United States Supreme Court & to our country.

If Republicans recklessly & reprehensibly force a SCOTUS vote before the election—nothing is off the table.

Protect our democracy from destruction by declassifying key intel describing the danger of foreign subterfuge to our elections. Congress has been briefed, but sworn to secrecy—unacceptably.

Mr. President: Your bullying hasn't worked before and it won't work now. No one is above the law.

One of my constituents went to the FBI with evidence that Judge Kavanaugh was in touch with the wife of an alleged eye witness regarding Ms. Ramirez’s allegations of sexual misconduct before the New Yorker story broke. The FBI never called her back.