Video: Paul Begala on Richard Blumenthal Vietnam scandal: “Indefensible…catastrophic mistake”
AC360 May 17.
Connecticut Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal is defending himself against a report he misstated his military service in Vietnam.
Blumenthal’s campaign called a New York Times report which includes video of him at a 2008 event saying he had served “in Vietnam” an “outrageous distortion” on his record.
Blumenthal says he’s always tried to make it clear his Marine Reserve service never took him overseas. But, the Times reported, “an examination of his remarks at the ceremonies shows that he does not volunteer that his service never took him overseas. And he describes the hostile reaction directed at veterans coming back from Vietnam, intimating that he was among them.”