Blumenthal Sends Mixed Signals on Trump’s SCOTUS PickFebruary 1, 2017
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), a member of the Senate's Judiciary Committee, said he's concerned about Neil Gorsuch but will support a hearing.
Washington, D.C. is watching what Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.), Connecticut’s senior senator, says about Neil Gorsuch, Donald Trump’s pick for the Supreme Court. That’s because Blumenthal is on the Judiciary Committee.
Blumenthal’s initial statement on Gorsuch is below:
— WNPR (@wnpr) February 1, 2017
Despite Blumenthal’s reservations, he said he would meet with Judge Gorsuch and ultimately support a hearing and a vote.
Blumenthal insists he doesn’t want Democrats to do to Gorsuch what Republicans did to Merrick Garland last year. Still, he was caught in a moment of hypocrisy yesterday from the Garland days.
The Washington Post‘s David Weigel has more:
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) says that the Garland blockade proved “that the Supreme Court can function with eight members."
— Dave Weigel (@daveweigel) January 31, 2017
Blumenthal’s comments yesterday, as reported by Weigel, do not match what he said regarding Garland last year:
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