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.
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.
“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?
ICYMI: Richard Blumenthal, one of the wealthiest members of the Senate, spoke at a Connecticut Communist Party awards ceremony over the weekend.
He was introduced by an organizer who invited people to join the Party to fight imperialism. https://t.co/KqzHyX1yuA
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) December 15, 2021
Never thought I’d see the day when a sitting US senator would knowingly appear at a Communist Party event celebrating the founding of the Communist Party USA. https://t.co/SaGu9YxS0D
— Brad Smith (@CommishSmith) December 18, 2021
People are not going to forget this.