U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal spoke to the choir Friday, pumping up support for the F-35 fighter jet before aerospace workers who make engine components for the aircraft targeted recently by President Trump.
The Connecticut Democrat, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, visited Colonial Spring Co., a Bristol supplier of the United Technologies Corp. jet engine maker Pratt & Whitney. He thanked the company and its employees for their work while also taking a few jabs at Trump.
"If he wants to take credit for it, fine," Blumenthal said, referring to the Republican president. "As long as they keep buying it."