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Richard Blumenthal Is a Disgrace — and Must Resign

Tuesday, 18 May 2010 10:19 AM

By John LeBoutillier

Connecticut Attorney General and U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal has been exposed today by The New York Times as a liar who should not be permitted to serve in public office. Period.

The Times reported that Blumenthal referred to his Vietnam wartime record in speeches. But he never served in Vietnam, according to the Times. The report cited at least five military deferments from 1965 to 1970 and other measures that enabled him to avoid going to war.

Lying is bad enough. But trying to glom onto the glory of combat soldiers is so disgustingly disgraceful that he should resign his post and leave public office at once.

This is not some “misunderstanding” as his spokesman is trying to soft-peddle it. No, this is malicious. What veteran would ever believe in this man again?

What future soldier, thinking of enlisting, could ever believe in the policy set by a U.S. senator who lied about being in military service?

This is indeed a disqualifying event. He must not only drop out of the Senate race, but he must also resign as attorney general at once. As the chief law enforcement officer of the Nutmeg State, he cannot hold up truth and justice.

What a disgrace Blumenthal is — and all those who might continue to support him.

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