'Remarkable occasion': U.S. senator speaks at Communist award ceremony
by ALEC SCHEMMEL | The National Desk
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Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., speaks in opposition of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch as the Senate Judiciary Committee meets to advance his nomination, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, April 3, 2017. A weeklong partisan showdown is expected as Democrats are steadily amassing the votes to block Judge Gorsuch and force Republicans to unilaterally change long-standing rules to confirm him. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., spoke at an awards ceremony for labor activists and union leaders over the weekend that was hosted by a group affiliated with the Communist Party.


During the ceremony, Blumenthal presented certificates to three winners of the “Amistad Award,” which is given out annually by the Connecticut People’s World Committee, a group affiliated with the Communist Party USA (CPUSA).

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