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Wealthy Dem Senator to Colleagues: Let’s Sue Trump

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) wants his fellow Senate Democrats to fund a lawsuit against President Trump.

By NTK Staff | 04.24.2017 @9:15am
Wealthy Dem Senator to Colleagues: Let’s Sue Trump

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) is leading the effort to convince Senate Democrats to fund a lawsuit against President Trump, even as an expert in constitutional law says the case would go nowhere in court.

The revelation that Blumenthal is seeking his colleagues’ money for a lawsuit was revealed by the Hartford Courant on Saturday:

Sen. Richard Blumenthal is asking his fellow Democrats to help fund a lawsuit against President Donald Trump, charging that his international business dealings violate the constitution, one of his colleagues said this week.

“Right now, Sen. Blumenthal is leading an effort asking each one of us to contribute an amount of money for a court case,” Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., told the crowd at a town hall meeting in San Francisco. “The hope is that there will be 41 of us that will be on that court case,” she said.

The Courant also interviewed an expert in constitutional law who said the lawsuit would go nowhere:

“My ultimate guess is that on this question a judge will say it’s a political question, we’re not going to referee it,” [UConn School of Law Professor Douglas Spencer] said. “A judge is basically going to say it’s really clear Congress has the power to stop this if they want to and it’s not our job to say when and how.”

Though Blumenthal is asking around for cash, the Connecticut senator can probably fund a lawsuit himself. A 2015 report from Roll Call found Blumenthal was the seventh-richest member of Congress at the time, worth over $66 million. Feinstein, who expressed support for the effort, was eighth-richest at $52 million.

As Democrats seek to appeal to the middle class in the wake of a devastating 2016 election for the party, time will tell if a multi-million dollar lawsuit against the president will win over blue-collar voters in 2018.

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