Dem Sen. Called for Extreme Vetting of Gorsuch… Turns Out Sen. Lied About Vietnam Service!

Dem Sen Called for Extreme Vetting of Gorsuch Turns Out Sen Lied About Vietnam Service

He lied about his military service for years, but Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal called for extreme vetting of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court justice pick Neil Gorsuch.

According to the Washington Free Beacon, Blumenthal said that he will personally ensure that “every aspect of his (Gorsuch’s) background” will be investigated.

The Democrat told The Wall Street Journal: “It is important that every aspect of his background be critically and closely scrutinized.”

But like most things when it comes to liberals, it seems a little hypocritical, considering Blumenthal’s sketchy past.

A 2010 report form The New York Times revealed that Blumenthal, then the Connecticut attorney general running for U.S. Senate, had repeatedly misled voters and the media about serving in the Vietnam War.

In reality, Blumenthal took advantage of college deferments to stay out of the service in the 1960s. In 1970, he landed a spot in the Marine Reserve, which ensured he never went to Southeast Asia for combat.

That didn’t stop him from letting people think he did — including numerous media reports that credited Blumenthal with wartime service that he never tried to correct, The Times reported.

“We have learned something important since the days that I served in Vietnam,” Blumenthal said in 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.”

The lie’s revelation made national headlines during the Senate campaign of 2010. But it didn’t stop Connecticut’s Democrat voters from electing Blumenthal then, or re-electing him in 2016.

But Blumenthal has never owned up to his own past, according to The Washington Post.

“On a few occasions I have misspoken about my service, and I regret that and I take full responsibility,” the then-Senate candidate said in 2010. “But I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to our country.”

Now in his second term, Blumenthal is threatening to examine Neil Gorsuch’s past? It seems as if Blumenthal is trying to shift the spotlight from his own faults onto someone else.

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