The Democrat majority in the Senate is hanging by a thread. And this is the last thing they needed.
Because this Democrat Senator was rushed to the hospital with a horrible injury.
The Democrat Party has had a whirlwind of a time when it comes to their pals in Congress getting hurt or sick.
Senator John Fetterman of Pennsylvania was recently discharged from the hospital after over a month-long stay for depression treatment.
The freshman Democrat is famous for winning his election campaign after suffering a debilitating stroke that still plagues his hearing and cognition.
Senator Dianne Feinstein of California made her own trip to the hospital after a nasty flare-up of shingles that left her bedridden.
And now another Democrat Senator has been rushed to the hospital.
Senator Richard Blumenthal underwent surgery on Sunday after breaking his femur during the UConn men’s basketball victory parade.
Blumenthal, 77, was in attendance Saturday morning to celebrate the Huskies’ national victory when a person filming him during the parade stumbled and fell on top of him, according to News 12 Connecticut.
When he spoke with the news outlet over the phone Saturday night, the third-term Democrat was said to be in “good spirits.”
Over 45,000 fans gathered to cheer on the UConn men’s basketball team after they defeated San Diego State in the NCAA national championship game last Monday for the university’s fifth title.
Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont and Lieutenant Governor Susan Bysiewicz were also in attendance for the procession and addressed the crowd.
The Democratic senator is spearheading bipartisan attempts to combat TikTok, a social media platform with ties to communist China.
Blumenthal joined Sen. Jerry Moran (R-KS) in urging Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen to force TikTok’s separation from its Chinese parent company, ByteDance, in February.
“TikTok, which collects the sensitive information of tens of millions of American users and plays an increasing role in our society, is well within the scope of CFIUS’s national security mandate,” Blumenthal and Moran wrote.
Blumenthal was elected to the Senate in 2010 after serving as Connecticut’s attorney general for 20 years.
For Democrats, this means their razor-thin 51-49 majority has been thrown out the window until he returns.
And with dissenting Democrats like Joe Manchin of West Virginia signaling a break with liberal orthodoxy, they aren’t likely to make any major headway without Blumenthal.
Stay tuned to The Federalist Wire.