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Senator Blumenthal calls on Congress to pass Journalist Protection Act

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HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) — Senator Richard Blumenthal has called on Congress to pass the Journalist Protection Act on Tuesday.

The legislation would make physical attacks and threats of such attacks against journalists a federal crime. This comes after a video showing President Trump shooting reporters and news organizations was reportedly shown at a pro-Trump event over the weekend.

“We need to make sure anybody who is inclined to threaten or intimidate the press knows that federal prosecutors will have the tool to pursue anyone who threatens the press or attacks the press in any way,” Sen. Blumenthal said.

The White House has denounced the video that surfaced this week.

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