Sign Up

For the latest Connecticut news, straight to your inbox.

You Won’t Believe Who Introduced Linda McMahon at Her Nomination Hearing

January 25, 2017 By Staff
You Won’t Believe Who Introduced Linda McMahon at Her Nomination Hearing

President Trump nominated Connecticut's Linda McMahon to lead the Small Business Administration (SBA). Two unlikely figures introduced her at her hearing.

Connecticut entrepreneur and two-time Senate candidate Linda McMahon earned bipartisan praise at her Tuesday hearing to lead the Small Business Administration (SBA). It’s who introduced her that’s catching some attention.

That’s right…the two people introducing McMahon to a Senate committee on Tuesday were her two former, bitter rivals: Sens. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.). Blumenthal defeated McMahon in the 2010 U.S. Senate race; Murphy defeated McMahon in the 2012 U.S. Senate race.

The CT Mirror reports both senators had high praise for McMahon:

At her hearing before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, Murphy introduced McMahon as “a fellow Nutmegger.”

“This visual is going to be a little amusing and surprising to folks in Connecticut, who saw the three of us duke it out during two long Senate campaigns, but politics can’t work if political grudges never die,” Murphy said.

…“I think she will be an excellent fit for this agency,” Blumenthal said.

It was a rare moment of bipartisanship in today’s Washington.