Question: What nearly became black and white, and red all over?
Answer: Senator Richard Blumenthal’s safety statistics chart.
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal staged a press conference Friday on a rail platform to decry a “laxity and lapse in safety and reliability” by the Metro-North Railroad, according to The Associated Press.
Meanwhile, while delivering his message, the Connecticut Senator is standing, back-to-the-tracks, on the brightly painted yellow pedestrian prohibited safety area as a fast moving Amtrack train upstages the Senator.
The cameraman’s finger is seen in the video, pointing to the oncoming train as he likely said, “Watch out, Senator! There’s a train!” Then, it barrels past the Senator, just centimeters from hitting him at a high rate of speed.
Thankfully, Connecticut Democrat Senator Blumenthal’s guardian angel was wide awake, keeping him safe last Friday, at his own railroad safety press conference: