Richard Blumenthal on government shut downs, then and now: surprise! He had a different position back then:

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Then:  2013:

These issues are real and tangible. The  harm is now and urgent. And I urge my colleagues to come together and resist the pressures and demonstrate the kinds of profiles in courage that we've seen on both sides of the aisle, standing strong, speaking out, resisting partisanship, coming together for the good of the country.”

Today Mr. Blumenthal and that lickspittle, pandering sycophant Chris Murphy voted to continue the government shutdown.

Now, I'm all for shutting down the government, or at least a large part of it, but I doubt our state's two senators converted to libertarianism overnight. What happened, I suspect, is that they knew that the funding bill would pass (Schumer caved, according to both left and right, which is rather satisfying) so they felt safe voting against it — their nay votes would make no difference to the bill's pasage, but would appeal to the most rabid of Murphy's "base".

What a pair of loathsome politicians.