While speaking along with others, Senator Richard Blumenthal made reference to potential retaliation from Democrats for the confirmation of Judge Barrett, warning of “consequences.”
Blumenthal also said “I fear for the legitimacy of the Supreme Court…its legitimacy depends on faith and trust. We must act to restore the credibility and legitimacy of the court, which has been so gravely imperiled.”
What’s happening today is not normal. My Republican colleagues have the majority. Might does not make right. Nothing less than everything is at stake with Judge Barrett’s nomination. #WhatsAtStake pic.twitter.com/XTInd0EpXh
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) October 26, 2020
“The fact is that our Republican colleagues are shattering the norms and breaking the rules and breaking their word, and there will be consequences,” Blumenthal said early in his speech.
“There inevitably are consequences when one person breaks his or her word to another,” he added.