Assessment: As for Blumenthal being at the CPWC to honor three “friends,” as my mother used to say, “Tell me who your friends are, and I’ll tell you who you are.” …
He had no idea, he says, that he was speaking at a ceremony hosted by representatives of history’s most prolifically mass-murdering ideologists. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is only 75 years old with approximately four decades spent in politics, after all, and maybe he was sleepwalking when the woman introducing him spoke of how important the Communist Party was to their movement.
The day was December 11, and the scene was the annual Amistad Awards ceremony hosted by the Connecticut People’s World Committee, an affiliate of the Communist Party USA. Blumenthal spoke for approximately seven minutes, according to the Hartford Courant, which also reports that the event took place at a New Haven church and that three friends were being honored.
“But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived” 2 Timothy 3:13
Afterwards, Blumenthal was “blasted on national websites and television, as well as by state and national Republicans,” the paper further informs. The senator’s response has been to pull a Sergeant Schultz (“I know nothing!).
“‘My understanding was that this ceremony was strictly a labor event,’ Blumenthal said Friday in a telephone interview,” the Courant also related. “If I had known the details, I wouldn’t have gone…. Let me just say very emphatically, I’m a Democrat and a strong believer in American capitalism. I have been consistently a Democrat and a strong supporter and believer in American capitalism.”
Some highlights of Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal and his introducer at the Connecticut People’s World Committee, an affiliate of Communist Party USA. pic.twitter.com/w5CvV7tGzy
— Phil Kerpen (@kerpen) December 15, 2021