Hey Connecticut, your Attorney General, Richard Blumenthal, is a sleazebag and now he is running for the U.S. Senate.
Our veterans are to be honored. Our veterans have willingly agreed to serve our country, to put their lives on the line for your freedoms afforded you under the Constitution of the United States of America. Combat veterans have faced the enemy, have had bullets pass by them, some through them. Combat veterans deserve a place of honor in this country and in our hearts.
Richard Blumenthal avoided being drafted into the military five times by applying for deferments. When it appeared that he was no longer going to be able to avoid service, he joined the Marine Reserve in Washington, virtually ensuring that he would never be deployed overseas. Mr Blumenthal has never been to Vietnam and has never seen one minute of combat.
“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.
“When we returned, we saw nothing like this...” he said to a rally in Bridgeport in 2003.
When questioned about his numerous false representations of having served in Vietnam, Blumenthal says that he must have misspoken or that he doesn't remember saying it.
A person making false claims about their military service (or lack thereof) is vile and reprehensible and is the lowest form of self-aggrandizing scum that can exist in this country that honors the sacrifices made by our men and women in uniform.
The dishonor brought on himself, and the repeated ethical lapses required to make false claims like this should be sufficient to prevent him from ever being elected to any governement position. Saying that politics is sleazy anyway is not valid. We the people need to clean it up and the best place to start is a mess like this guy.
Shame on you, Richard Blumenthal. You disgust me.