Skip to comments.Blumenthal's Claims About Having Served In Vietnam Being Challenged (Tricky Dicky presser at 2)
Posted on 05/18/2010 8:55:43 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Courant.com will live stream a 2 p.m. press conference by Richard Blumenthal to address questions about his military record during the Vietnam War.
Republican candidate Rob Simmons, who is a Vietnam veteran, said that Blumenthal owes the public an explanation.
"As someone who served, I respect Dick for wearing the uniform, but I am deeply troubled by allegations that he has misrepresented his service," Simmons said in a statement. "Too many have sacrificed too much to have their valor stolen in this way. I hope Mr. Blumenthal steps forward and forthrightly addresses the questions that have arisen about this matter."
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Speak BlumenDodd, speak!
He was very blatant about "when I served in Viet Nam".
It is a big sin and, in the eyes of fellow servicemen, makes you a POS.
Wonder if he will say he’s determined to stay in race, then
“suspend his campaign” when the polls nosedive?
Many of us served in the Vietnam ERA. Note: ERA. I am always careful with that explaination.
—In an interview on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Blumenthal said that he had never accepted PAC money. Blumenthal accepted over $220,000 in PAC money for the first fiscal quarter of 2010, according to his FEC report. When challenged on the discrepancy, his campaign released a statement explaining that he was referring only to previous campaigns
—On May 17, 2010, the New York Times published an article stating that Blumenthal “never served in Vietnam, despite statements to the contrary. The Times has found that he obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war.” The Times also published a March 2, 2008, video in which he states that “I served in Vietnam”
—In 2007, Hans Bader, Counsel for Special Projects of the Competitive Enterprise Institute (a Libertarian think-tank) ranked Blumenthal as “the nation’s worst state attorney general”...Former Congressman Rob Simmons, one of Blumenthal’s Republican contenders for Senator of Connecticut, circulated the document on his campaign website, charging Blumenthal with “supporting meritless, politically-driven lawsuits.”
Maybe he can get John Kerry to vouch for him.
I bet he’ll try the “old news lets move on for the good of the people” tack.
And qualified to run for President of the USA, ala Jon Carry.
Being challenged???? I think they've gone further than that and proven that Blumenthal never came close to going to Vietnam
All politicians are liars hence this mans misstatements are not suprising. However, never forget that the modern democrat supports to his dying breath: vice in all its forms, sedition, espionage, sabotage, treason, any form of respect for one’s nation, baby killing and lastly violent expressions of hatred for the Christian religion.
Respect=disrespect sorry just starting my morning coffee.
Who carries his Special Forces beret in his briefcase every day?
What a maroon, sheesh
The dems love their America haters and their liars. Seems th bigger the lie the more they’re loved.
John Kerry served in Vietnam? Is that true? I hadn’t heard that. (/s)
If he was never in Vietnam that is an easy thing to find out. I saw him in a speech directly say something about “his time in Vietnam” so if he is trying to say he didn’t say that he was there then he is a liar.
Yes “Toys for Tots” can be a warzone! We one year as part of the local H.O.G. club helped with the give away. It’s bad when even the bikers are scared! LOL
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