Senator Richard Blumental (D,CT) wanted to make a point about train safety. He almost did so in the worst way.
Check out the video below showing the Senator and his easel just a bit too close to the tracks.
We give the senator points for wanting to make an impression . He had his notes ready — and a not very impressive sign. The staff guy who was supposed to check the train schedule has probably have better days, however.
Blumenthal teased the event with a Tweet that turned out to be somewhat ironic:
Rail operators must strive for perfection when it comes to safety—125,000 daily commuters on Metro-North’s New Haven line deserve that much.
— Richard Blumenthal (@SenBlumenthal) April 18, 2014