Democrat Senator Now Says He Regrets Speaking At Awards Show For Communist Party

Last week, we noted that Democrat Senator Richard Blumenthal spoke at an awards ceremony for the Communist party.

Even though there was video, and Blumenthal clearly knew where he was and what he was doing, he now says that he regrets it.

It sounds like he is very sorry that people noticed.

FOX News reports:

Sen. Blumenthal expresses regret for attending Communist awards show

Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal said in an interview on Friday that he regretted attending a communist award show last week.

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The senator spoke at the Amsted Award ceremony on Dec. 11, where he honored the recipients with an honorary certificate. Speakers at the event regularly encouraged attendees to register with the Communist Party.

“My understanding was that this ceremony was strictly a labor event,’’ Blumenthal said Friday in a telephone interview with the Hartford Courant. “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.’’

The event was hosted by the Connecticut People’s World Committee Amistad Awards. CPWC is a Communist Party affiliate political advocacy organization.

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“We invite you to join the Communist Party in this epic time as we make good trouble to uproot systemic racism, retool the war economy, tax the rich, address climate change, secure voting rights and create a new socialist system that puts people, peace and planet before profits,” emcee Ben McManus told the audience during the event.

Does anyone buy Blumenthal’s excuses?

People are not going to forget this.


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