Medal of Honor Recipients Slam Sen. Blumenthal Over His 'Stolen Valor,' Hypocrisy on Gorsuch
In an open letter published on The Washington Examiner, the Vietnam veterans write that by calling on his Senate colleagues to subject Trump’s Supreme Court nominee to “extreme vetting,” the Democratic senator from Connecticut is opening the door for Americans and veterans to “scrutinize [his] hypocrisy in doing so.”
“The fact you repeatedly and consistently claimed to have served in Vietnam is a gross case of stolen valor in our opinion. You obtained at least five military deferments between 1965 and 1970, at least two of which were seemingly political favors to you so that you could avoid joining us in a war zone,” they write, before listing examples of when the senator ‘inflated’ his record of service.
Speaking at a rally supporting troops overseas in 2003, Blumenthal said, “When we returned, we saw nothing like this.”