In a tweet during his opening statement, Democrat Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal wrote “Judge Amy Coney Barrett’s nomination threatens your health, threatens your rights, & threatens our democracy. #WhatsAtStake.”
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) October 12, 2020
Blumenthal argued during his statement “They want someone who will legislate from the bench and strike down laws supported by a vast majority of the American people. And that activism uses originalism as a smoke screen.”
One Twitter user commented “Oh Senator Blumenthal, you want an abortion activist for a judge. Don’t be so disingenuous.”
Another wrote “I cannot listen to Richard Blumenthal and not think about his stolen valor.”
Oh Senator Blumenthal, you want an abortion activist for a judge. Don’t be so disingenuous.
— Kathryn Jean Lopez (@kathrynlopez) October 12, 2020
I cannot listen to Richard Blumenthal and not think about his stolen valor.
— Ellen Carmichael (@ellencarmichael) October 12, 2020