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Close Call for Sen. Blumenthal at Conn. Press Conference

MILFORD, Conn. (WGGB) — It was a close call at a Friday event for U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut.

Ironically, he was holding a press conference about increasing railway safety across the state. That’s when a passing train sped by, just inches away from Blumenthal’s back.

As you can see in the video, Blumenthal was not fazed, but the press conference was temporarily interrupted.

The event was aimed at decreasing safety violations on the railways. Blumenthal says there were 139 violations since 2004. He says per 100 miles of track, Metro-North had five times the number of safety defects than any other commuter railroad in the country.

Fortunately, the conference was able to resume.

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  • Foulkeblows


  • roadeo

    He know as much about train safety as he knows about gun safety. Absolutely nothing. just another idiot in office that needs to be voted out.

  • Vladimir Purishkevich

    Not to worry. His built-in air bag would have protected him.

  • mcshez


  • jhmh

    They ALL need to be voted out after one session. No exceptions.

  • B.J. Newton

    Dam, it missed :( , would have been one less liberal screwing up America.

  • True American

    Anyone notice he was on the the safer side of the yellow, he wasn’t getting hit. Anything for a news story. Only thing interesting here is that for train safety, he stood on the yellow safety line there at all. I’ll give him credit for not losing his nerve.