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White House Stands Behind Blumenthal

Friday, 21 May 2010 03:15 PM

 

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The White House is standing behind Democratic Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, who has acknowledged that he misspoke about his military service.

Blumenthal, the attorney general of his state, found himself on the defensive when The New York Times reported Monday that he had repeatedly claimed that he had served in Vietnam. Blumenthal was in the Marine Reserves during the Vietnam War, but did not serve in Vietnam.

Blumenthal says he misspoke about his record unintentionally and that it happened only a few times out of hundreds of public appearances.

On Friday, President Barack Obama's spokesman Robert Gibbs was asked for the White House's position on Blumenthal.

Gibbs said: "I have not heard anything from the (White House) political shop that would lead me to believe anything other than our continued support."

Blumenthal says he misspoke about his record unintentionally and that it happened only a few times out of hundreds of public appearances.

On Friday, President Barack Obama's spokesman Robert Gibbs was asked for the White House's position on Blumenthal.

Gibbs said: "I have not heard anything from the (White House) political shop that would lead me to believe anything other than our continued support."

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