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Monday, May 24, 2010

What a Stand-Up Guy! Blumenthal “Apologizes” Via E-Mail for Vietnam Claim

What a stand-up guy! Richard Blumenthal has apparently issued a sort-of apology via e-mail for having falsely claimed that he served “in Vietnam.” He sent an email late Sunday to the Hartford Courant:

Hartford Courant: After nearly a week of criticism following revelations that he misrepresented his military record and five days after a press conference in which he expressed regret for his misstatements, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Richard Blumenthal apologized.

“At times when I have sought to honor veterans, I have not been as clear or precise as I should have been about my service in the Marine Corps Reserves,” Blumenthal said in a statement emailed to the Courant late Sunday by his spokeswoman, Maura Downes. “I have firmly and clearly expressed regret and taken responsibility for my words.

“I have made mistakes and I am sorry. I truly regret offending anyone,” Blumenthal said. “I will always champion the cause of Connecticut’s and our nation’s veterans. . . . MORE


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