BREAKING: New York Times Drops Bombshell - CT Democrat Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal Never Served in Vietnam Despite Claiming He Did - Video
Video of Connecticut Democrat U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal claiming to have served in Vietnam - "We have learned something very important since the days that I served in Vietnam." (37 second mark of video)
In a bombshell turn of events, the New York Times is reporting tonight that Connecticut Democrat U.S. Senate Candidate Richard Blumenthal has not been telling the truth in claiming to have served in the military in Vietnam:
New York Times
At a ceremony honoring veterans and senior citizens who sent presents to soldiers overseas, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut rose and spoke of an earlier time in his life.This is a disaster for the Democrats. Blumenthal has led his GOP opponents by around 20 points in recent polling. We'll have to see how this plays out. Unless Blumenthal can come up with a plausible explanation for this glaring contradiction, he's going to have a hard time hanging on.
“We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Mr. Blumenthal said to the group gathered in Norwalk in March 2008. “And you exemplify it. Whatever we think about the war, whatever we call it — Afghanistan or Iraq — we owe our military men and women unconditional support.”
There was one problem: Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records. . . . READ MORE