Blumenthal, ever the AG, raises questions about wireless merger

It seems that you can’t take the attorney general out of Richard Blumenthal.

On Monday, the freshman Democratic senator jumped on news that AT&T would purchase T-Mobile, creating the largest company in the wireless carrier market and raising significant anti-trust concerns.

Blumenthal, who served as Connecticut’s AG for two decades before winning election to the Senate, vowed to press for “close scrutiny” of the deal.

“The proposed merger between AT&T and T-Mobile potentially raises serious antitrust issues that must be addressed before the agreement is allowed to go forward,” Blumenthal said in a statement. “Regulatory approval should contain strict conditions to ensure that consumer concerns about cost, access, choice, and competition are adequately addressed.”