When it rains for Team Obama, it pours.
The latest Democrat to blast Obama for not contacting Congress before executing the Bergdahl deal is Connecticut’s Sen. Richard Blumenthal. He appeared on MSNBC moments after the Senator was dismissed from a classified briefing on the swap of captured Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl for five Taliban killers held at Guantanamo.
“I expressed those concerns about the failure to consult Congress,” he said. “There’s a law that requires it, when any of those detainees are to be released.”
Blumenthal didn’t go so far as to say that the Obama administration actually broke federal law by refusing to give Congress 30 days notification of the transfer, but that’s exactly what Team Obama did.
“My feeling was that the administration should have shared it with members of Congress,” and “as it has done with many sensitive issues — including some of the most sensitive that have happened in connection with the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.”
“And so, yes, I share those [Republican] concerns,” Blumenthal continued, “and I feel that the administration, in fact, made a mistake by failing to consult Congress.”
But of course, like the trained Democratic monkey that he is, Blumenthal assured all six of MSNBC’s viewers that Obama breaking the law and negotiating with the Taliban wasn’t going to hurt the his party.
“I think the American people are going to make judgments about who is doing most to recreate prosperity, to move America forward, to make job creation a priority in this country,” he claimed, “as well as a lot of issues unrelated to this Bergdahl matter.”
Uh huh. Right.
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