Chris Murphy

Blumenthal Draws Praise, Pleas And One Challenge At New Haven Town Hall Meeting

Blumenthal Draws Praise, Pleas And One Challenge At New Haven Town Hall Meeting

NEW HAVEN — People stood in two lines stretched to the back of the Wilbur Cross High School auditorium Saturday afternoon, silently practicing questions to ask U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Near the front was a self-declared member of the silent majority.

William Woermer, a Branford retiree, carried a sign supporting President Donald J. Trump. He was perhaps the lone Trump supporter at the town hall meeting, and he wanted to know what Blumenthal was going to do about the risks posed by illegal immigrants, including, he said, the man who allegedly murdered a Bridgeport woman Friday, attacked her friend and kidnapped her daughter.

That man, who was apprehended in Pennsylvania...

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