Richard Blumenthal

Richard Blumenthal


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

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What we saw in Ukraine last week was real time hybrid war combining cyberattack, military action, & misinformation, designed to degrade Ukraine’s present government & bring back Ukraine to Russian dominance.

Congress must urgently meet this moment in the privacy crisis by passing a comprehensive law that provides the privacy protections that Americans need & deserve.

Putin’s next step could be invasion, or coup, or both—using saboteurs, or armed forces, or both. As we heard during our trip & reported British intel supports, his m.o. is coercion&force. Like any bully, he must be convinced the consequences&costs will be massive&prohibitive.

Wonderful spirit at test distribution sponsored by Cathedral of Praise in Bridgeport—making families & community safer together. Thank you!

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I’ve long raised alarm over Google’s location data deceptions. Big Tech’s lies must stop. The stunning allegations in this bipartisan suit show, yet again, that tech companies continue to mislead, deceive, & prioritize profits over protecting user privacy. 

Removing household hazards like mold, mildew, pests, radon, & lead will help to keep families safer & minimize childhood ailments like asthma. I was grateful to be in New Haven today to announce a federal grant to help get rid of these dangers.

Congrats to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 461 on becoming the @USMC’s first CH-53K squadron. This game changer from @Sikorsky  will supply & support forward-deployed Marines for years to come. 

Childcare in our state is being financially squeezed in a COVID vice. Yesterday I joined providers at The School For Young Children in West Hartford to call for federal support for additional COVID testing supplies, PPE, & assistance to help families pay for childcare.

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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

Stunning. Today’s classified briefing on Russia’s cyberattack left me deeply alarmed, in fact downright scared. Americans deserve to know what's going on. Declassify what’s known & unknown.

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