In an interview with CNN host Wolf Blitzer on Monday, Sen. Dick Blumenthal (D-Conn.) addressed a number of tweets posted by President Donald Trump that questioned the senator’s reputation as a result of prior inaccurate statements regarding his service in the military.
“I have no idea about what is in his mind,” Blumenthal exclaimed about Trump. “What I do know about is I will not be distracted by this bullying.”
“And these bullying tweets reinforce for me the need for a piece of legislation that I am helping to lead with [Sen.] Thom Tillis [R-N.C.] and others,” he continued, “a bipartisan coalition to prevent the firing of special counsel Robert Mueller whom he has also sought to intimidate.”
“And the kinds of statements we’ve seen about drawing red lines around financial dealings,” he said, “about calling the investigation a ‘witch hunt’ or a hoax and the attacks on the team that Robert Muller has assembled, all point to a looming constitutional crisis if the president proceeds with firing Robert Mueller.
“And that’s why preventing it, forestalling that kind of constitutional conflagration is the objective of a group of us, a bipartisan coalition, including both Republican and Democrat colleagues who are intent on sending a message that the rule of law will prevail and nobody is above the rule of law,” Blumenthal ended, “including the president.”
Early Monday morning, Trump posted a series of tweets that criticized Blumenthal for overstating his military service in the Vietnam War. He continued to ridicule the senator in the afternoon as well.
First reported by The Blaze.