Skip to comments.Remembering Rich Blumenthal's Vietnam Deception
Posted on 01/16/2017 5:37:17 AM PST by george76
Senate smear never paid a price for claiming he served.
In the confirmation hearings for Jeff Sessions, president-elect Donald Trumps choice for Attorney General, Senator Richard Blumenthal, Connecticut Democrat, proceeded as though David Horowitz had been the AG choice.
David Horowitz was not present but Blumenthal cited his statements that all the major Muslim organizations are connected to the Muslim Brotherhood, that 80 percent of the mosques in America are filled with hate against Jews, and that too many blacks are in prison because too many blacks commit crimes.
Senator Blumenthal, an attorney, had not taken the trouble to investigate these statements, which are all true and accurate. Instead he called them apparently racist and demanded that Jeff Sessions denounce David Horowitz and give back an award he had received from the David Horowitz Freedom Center.
By any standard, this was the most loathsome and gutless performance many had seen since the hearings for Clarence Thomas and Robert Bork, where smear artists Howard Metzenbaum (D-Ohio) and Ted Kennedy (D-Mass) respectively held forth. In the Sessions hearings it failed to emerge that Blumenthal, 70, bears a history of problems with truth and courage alike.
Senate seated vacated by Christopher Dodd, had recently appeared at a ceremony in Norwalk honoring veterans. There he proclaimed, We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam. There was one problem, Hernandez noted. The aspiring Senator never served in Vietnam.
The Vietnam Memorial in Washington DC bears the names of 58,272 men and women who served in Vietnam, paid the ultimate sacrifice, and did not return home. Many died while Blumenthal lied. Those who fought in Vietnam and did survive, meanwhile, can be a bit edgy about those who claimed to have served but never did so.
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Blumenthal is a scumbag.....
Another lying Democrat
Yes, he is.
The only thing wrong with the way this played out is that Sessions should have thrown it right back at them.
All the things Horowitz said are true - to the point of being for all practical purposes tautologies.
What is shameful is that there are Senators (from either party) who would pretend that they are not.
Does anyone know how the hearings are going?
Connecticut is run by scumbags.
Every one of them from Malloy on down
Blumenthal,Murphy,Delora and Estty.
The state deserves all the unrest it gets.
They are the epitome of corruption and lies
How is Senator Blumenthal related to Sydney Blumenthal?
They both came out of the same horses azz
Article was written by a non-English speaking illegal alien who was not literate in their native tongue. I think I agree with other commenters but article is difficult to decipher.
My religion warns me to not *hate* any one.
I hate this hypocrite. Sorry God.
“The only thing wrong with the way this played out is that Sessions should have thrown it right back at them.”
You’re right. The problem is, as much as I like Sessions, he’s a republican politician. Repub pols cannot or will not bring themselves to fight back. It seems to be ingrained in them. The repub pols should pay attention and learn from Trump as he fearlessly shows them how to respond to dem scumbags.
i was present at two patriot guard events where dicky-poo claimed to have served in viet nam. he is disgusting, and like most democrats, a congenital liar.