Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal is ready to throw Donald Trump Jr. in jail if he refuses to testify again before the Senate Intelligence Committee.
Blumenthal told reporters Thursday that the president’s son would be forced to comply with the subpoena or face serious consequences. “He has no privilege,” the Connecticut lawmaker stated. “Prison is the only answer.”
Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal says if Donald Trump Jr. fails to comply to a subpoena from the GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee he should be “put in jail”: “He has no privilege, prison is the only answer” https://t.co/wRHSMOzcwT pic.twitter.com/A4wD0IfaId
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 9, 2019
Blumenthal argued that Trump Jr. needed to return to Capitol Hill in order to clear up questions about his prior testimony and the information revealed in the Mueller report. (RELATED: Trump Puts Sen. Blumenthal On Blast With Stolen Valor Jab)
“Subpoena for Donald Trump Jr. is the right step, as I’ve urged, to explain his apparent lies in his Judiciary Committee appearance,” Blumenthal tweeted Thursday morning. “He told us he was only ‘peripherally aware’ of Moscow Trump Tower talks, when actually he was in the thick of it. His demeanor gave him away.”
Subpoena for Donald Trump Jr. is the right step, as I’ve urged, to explain his apparent lies in his Judiciary Committee appearance. He told us he was only “peripherally aware” of Moscow Trump Tower talks, when actually he was in the thick of it. His demeanor gave him away. https://t.co/8DB4zmLkKx
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) May 9, 2019
The subpoena, issued by Republican North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr, has been publicly contested by a number of prominent Republicans.
Serving a subpoena to Don Trump Jr.—a private citizen who voluntarily testified before 3 Congressional committees for 25+ hours—is beyond inappropriate. He answered questions and was cleared in the Mueller report after a 2 year, unlimited investigation.
It’s over. Let it go.
— Mark Meadows (@RepMarkMeadows) May 9, 2019
.@GOPLeader Kevin McCarthy says GOP-led Senate Intelligence Committee was wrong to subpoena Donald Trump Jr.
— Melanie Zanona (@MZanona) May 9, 2019
GOP senators siding with Trump Jr, who may defy a Senate subpoena
Cornyn: “Committee needs to wrap up its work”
Asked about Burr, Tillis: “I personally believe Democrats are just trying to keep this thing alive.”
Graham says he’d be “very reluctant” to comply with Senate Intel pic.twitter.com/caEj6n8ZMD
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) May 9, 2019