Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal confused his colleagues and countless Americans this week when he asked Merrick Garland -Joe Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Justice- if he believes human beings are the cause of climate change.
“On the issue of climate change… Pursuing pollution or lies in connection with the oil and gas industry. Just to ask the question: Do you have any doubt that human beings are a cause of climate change?” asked Blumenthal.
“No, no doubt at all,” said Garland.
“Thank you! It wasn’t a trick question!” added Blumenthal.
Sen. Richard Blumenthal on asking Merrick Garland if human beings are a cause of climate change: "The last major nominee before this committee back in September, it was a Supreme Court nomination, seemed to have some trouble with that question. But I'm glad you don't." pic.twitter.com/2WEbIpfNU1
— The Hill (@thehill) February 23, 2021
Watch the bizarre exchange above.
WEIRD WARNING: Sen. Blumenthal Says ‘There Will Be Consequences’ if Judge Barrett is Confirmed
Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal issued a vague threat to his Republican colleagues Monday afternoon; saying there will be “consequences” if Congress confirms Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court.
“The fact is that our Republican colleagues are shattering the norms and breaking the rules and breaking their word, and there will be consequences,” Blumenthal said early in his remarks. “There inevitably are consequences when one person breaks his or her word to another.”
“Nothing less than everything is at stake. A shift in the balance of the court that will last for decades if we do not correct it – and believe me, there are appropriate measures that should be considered,” Blumenthal said.
“I fight for the Supreme Court’s legitimacy. I revere the Supreme Court, having argued before it, having clerked on it. Its legitimacy depends on faith and trust. We must act to restore the credibility and legitimacy of the court, which has been so gravely imperiled,” he added.
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BERNIE’S BUST: Even Democrats Think Sanders’ Jobs Program Goes TOO FAR
Leading Democratic lawmakers publicly distanced themselves from Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders this week after the ultra-liberal legislator called for a universal employment program; promising a federal job for “anyone who wants one.”
While some prominent Democrats supported Bernie’s socialist platform -such as Senators Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand- many threw cold water on the idea, saying it would prove far too expensive and unmanageable.
“I’m anxious for Bernie to show me how it’s going to be done,” said Sen. Dick Durbin. “He’s had some good ideas, but sometimes when it gets down to the actual cost of the idea, they need to be worked on a little bit.”
“I don’t know how he has in mind to pay for it,” added Sen. Richard Blumenthal. “I really would like to see the details. I’ve seen some headlines, but I haven’t seen a summary even.”
The plan was widely lampooned by Republicans throughout the Senate Wednesday, including many who saw the jobs program as a possible party platform heading into 2018 and 2020.
“If you’re a red-state Democrat, you’ve got to defend why a mass federal expenditure on a basic government takeover of the employment sector is appropriate,” said Sen. Gardner, chairman of the National Republican Senatorial Committee.