Richard Blumenthal

Richard Blumenthal

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

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Delaying Garland’s AG confirmation endangers national security in the midst of the rising threat of domestic terrorism. As Republicans impede approval of the nation’s chief law enforcer, the Capitol remains in lockdown & violent extremists continue plotting.

I couldn’t be prouder to introduce Brenda Mallory at her nomination hearing. Brenda's CT roots, tough work ethic, commitment to coalition building, & belief in the importance of environmental justice make her the perfect person to Chair the Council on Environmental Quality.

As @endforcedarb 's map shows, all across the country people are being denied their day in court & companies are evading accountability through forced arbitration. Congress must pass the FAIR Act to eliminate these harmful agreements.

Sessions can’t be allowed to whitewash his responsibility for family separation. He knew the consequences of this horrific policy, but proceeded anyway. The cruelty of tearing families apart was the point.

We are still fighting to right this monstrous wrong. @JoaquinCastrotx  & I have introduced a bill to ensure all separated families can be reunited permanently in the United States. Congress must pass this legislation & commit to a simple truth: families belong together.

The Charleston loophole has allowed thousands of dangerous people—people prohibited under current law from possessing a firearm—to buy a gun. If you haven’t passed a background check, you shouldn’t be able to purchase a weapon. No check, no gun. It’s really that simple.

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Closing this glaring loophole six years ago would have stopped the Charleston shooter from walking out of a store with a gun he was already legally ineligible to buy. Enough is enough. It’s time to close this loophole & pass the Background Check Completion Act.

I just finished a terrific call with Susan Rice & her team. Clearly, President Biden & his administration care deeply about taking meaningful action on gun violence prevention. The time is now to work collaboratively—& stop the scourge of gun violence.


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 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.

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.

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

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.

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.