Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Thursday promoted a key Democratic strategy to try to block President Donald Trump’s choice to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court, warning the candidate would roll back the Affordable Care Act’s popular guarantee of health coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
Trump interviews Lieberman for job as FBI director
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump interviewed former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman Wednesday as a candidate to replace fired FBI Director James Comey, a White House official said.
Murphy, Blumenthal say Supreme Court diminished by vacancy
WASHINGTON – Pressing for a vote on President Obama’s stalled nomination of Merrick Garland for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, Sen. Chris Murphy said the nation may be heading for an “era” when there will be fewer than nine justices to interpret the nation’s laws.
Next up, Blumenthal’s turn to meet with Garland
WASHINGTON — Merrick Garland has become a familiar face on the Senate side of the U.S. Capitol since he was picked last month by President Obama to fill a seat on the Supreme Court, making a round of courtesy visits to Senate offices. On Thursday, it’s Sen. Richard Blumenthal’s turn.
CT senators say Supreme Court nominee Garland has a chance
WASHINGTON — Despite a huge Republican wall of resistance to having President Obama fill the Supreme Court seat of the late Justice Antonin Scalia, Connecticut’s Democratic senators say there’s a chance of confirmation.