Richard Blumenthal

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Despite a burst of Twitter attacks from President Donald Trump, U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., is sticking by his assertion that the firing of FBI Director James Comey is a "looming constitutional crisis."

Speaking to reporters on a conference call, Blumenthal says Comey’s firing makes it urgent that a special prosecutor be appointed to investigate the Trump presidential campaign’s connections with Russia.

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An undocumented resident of Derby, Connecticut, has 30 days to win a legal fight to keep from being deported. Supporting him are some of Connecticut’s U.S. congressional delegation, including Senators Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy and Representative Rosa DeLauro. Luis Barrios, however, still has a hard road ahead of him.

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U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., has introduced a bill that would stop immigration enforcement from targeting people at schools, hospitals, churches and courthouses.

Blumenthal says reports that ICE detained a father dropping his children off at school in California have created a climate of fear.

Current policies at Immigration and Customs Enforcement discourage agents from targeting schools and churches. Those policies were put in place under the Obama administration.

Sen. Blumenthal Introduces Bill To Reduce Hate Crimes

Mar 13, 2017
Rich Pedroncelli / AP

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., says he will introduce legislation to help combat the recent surge in hate crimes across the nation.

Trump’s Address Receives Mixed Reviews From Connecticut Lawmakers

Mar 1, 2017
Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP

Members of Connecticut’s all-Democratic congressional delegation are offering mixed reviews to Republican President Donald Trump’s joint speech to Congress Tuesday night.