Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal called Russian election meddling a “9/11 moment” on CNN Wednesday.
Blumenthal echoed other Democrats’ calls for President Donald Trump’s interpreter to testify behind closed doors about what went on during the president’s meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin.
The Connecticut Senator insisted that the “red light is flashing” as it was prior to the September 11, 2001 attacks, and therefore Congress deserves to know what Trump talked about with Putin. Blumenthal invoked the 9/11 attacks three times during his explanation.
“The red light is flashing, as the Director of National Security Dan Coats put it, much as it was before 9/11. We are in a 9/11 national emergency because our country is under attack,” Blumenthal said.
He continued, “Literally that attack is ongoing and pervasive, verified by objective and verifiable evidence. Those words are, again from the Director of National Security, and this 9/11 moment demands that we do come together, issue a subpoena not only for the translator and the notes but also for the national security team that debriefed the president about these supposed agreements in the sphere of international security.”