Dem Sen Blumenthal: ‘There’s a Real Danger of Another Saturday Night Massacre’

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “All In,” Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) warned that after former Trump National Security Adviser Michael Flynn’s guilty plea, “there’s a real danger of another Saturday Night Massacre.”

Blumenthal said, “We proposed legislation that would stop the president of the United States from firing the special counsel, and it would shield the special counsel from any sort of political interference, which now seems increasingly threatening. Not just the president was blindsided, but all of his administration, and it is a shattering moment for the Trump presidency. Comparing it to Watergate, there’s a real danger of another Saturday Night Massacre. We should send a signal on the Judiciary Committee on the United States Senate to approve legislation that will shield the special counsel, in fact, bar any firing without proper court order, so that the president is, in effect, discouraged or deterred from endangering our democracy with this constitutional confrontation and possible conflagration.”

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