The wife of Democratic Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal, a strong opponent of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, made up to $1.75 million from stock sales in August, his most recent disclosure form shows.
Blumenthal released a periodic disclosure form on Sept. 19 with stock trades from Aug. 14-24, according to a publicly available senate disclosure database. Blumenthal’s wife sold up to $1.25 million worth of stock in Radius Global Infrastructure and up to $500,000 worth of Keurig Dr. Pepper stock, the form says.
Two of the stock trades were made by Peter L. Malkin Family 2000 LLC and the other was made by LarryMae Partners LLC. Both entities are owned by Blumenthal’s wife, the disclosure form states.
Blumenthal was identified by the New York Times in 2022 as one of 97 members of Congress who had a conflict of interest, and the outlet cited his wife’s transactions. A spokesperson for Blumenthal told the outlet he “neither owns, nor has any vested interest, in any individual stock himself.” His office similarly told the Washington Free Beacon in March 2022 that Blumenthal and his wife do not make any of the trades in their stock portfolio.
The senator’s wife, Cynthia Malkin, is the daughter of real estate investor Peter Malkin, and she married Blumenthal in 1982, according to an an archived New York Times article. Estimates of Blumenthal’s net worth range from roughly $50-$100 million primarily from real estate holdings.
Blumenthal called for Thomas to resign in April after a report accused him of accepting improper gifts from Republican donor Harlan Crow.
The allegations of financial impropriety by Thomas came primarily from left-wing outlet ProPublica, which shares many of the same donors as the left-wing activist organizations demanding Thomas resign. The outlet has also relied on commentary from purported ethics experts who have donated to Democrats and supported left-wing causes.
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