Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) violated his own mask code on Monday while attending the first day of hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, wearing his mask with his nose exposed.
After the hearing, before leaving the chamber, Blumenthal had his mask hanging below his nose — a clear, unsafe violation, many Democrats would say.
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) October 12, 2020
In August, Blumenthal declared proper social distancing and mask-wearing absolutely “essential” until a “proven” vaccine for the Chinese coronavirus is available:
New face mask technology— custom fit—can help save lives. Thanks CT BioTech & UConn Health. Until there’s a proven vaccine, effective masks & distancing are essential. pic.twitter.com/kGv2BBfxmo
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) August 13, 2020
During the hearing, Senate Judiciary Committee members removed their masks to speak. The majority of Democrats on the committee, with the exception of Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Kamala