Video: Democratic Senate candidate lies about serving in Vietnam 

The New York Times reports that the Connecticut Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has been lying about his service in Vietnam.

Mr. Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, never served in Vietnam. He obtained at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and took repeated steps that enabled him to avoid going to war, according to records.

That didn't stop him from talking about his hardships that he suffered in Vietnam

Watch below:


This nation has a way of sending young men and women to war, and then forgetting them when they come home.  And that is unforgivable.  And I know Congressmen like Chris Shays are working hard to change that situation.   We have learned something very important since the days I served in Vietnam, 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.

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