Sen. Blumenthal Says He Will Be ‘Fighting Like Hell To Defeat’ Judge Barrett ‘Using Every Possible Tool’

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Senator Richard Blumenthal has now signaled that he’s ready to fight and use “every tool possible” to stop Judge Amy Coney Barrett from being confirmed as the next Supreme Court justice.

The Democrat senator made the assertion in wake of President Donald Trump officially naming Judge Barrett as his nominee to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the high court.

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“We need to focus on these next days and weeks trying to defeat this nominee,” Blumenthal said while interviewing on MSNBC on Sunday.

“I am going to be fighting…fighting like hell to defeat her using every possible tool,” he added.

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While it remains unclear exactly what “tools” Blumenthal intends to use, on Saturday the senator admitted that Judge Barrett’s nomination “may not violate the Constitution” despite calling her nomination “illegitimate.”

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In ending, here is a thread of tweets where Blumenthal tries to explain why he opposes Judge Barrett’s nomination and why he will ‘refuse’ to treat the process of confirming her as ‘legitimate.’