Medal of Honor Recipients Taunt Senator who Lied About His Military Record

Medal of Honor Recipients Taunt Senator who Lied About His Military Record February 20, 2017

Extreme vetting for thee, but not for me.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D, Connecticut) really has gall.  After lying about his own military career for years — to win favor from voters — he’s calling for “extreme vetting” of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.

He said “every aspect of his background” will be investigated and “It is important that every aspect of his background be critically and closely scrutinized.”

Hum…  Is this the guy who should be calling for scrutiny?  Well, if that’s what he really wants, fourteen Medal of Honor recipients are doing just that.  To Blumenthal. Heh.

They wrote:

  • In 2003, you apparently stated, “When we returned [from Vietnam], we saw nothing like this [a public outpouring of support for deployed military personnel].”
  • In 2008, the New York Times reported you said, “We have learned something important since the days I served in Vietnam …”
  • At a Vietnam War memorial in 2008, it is reported you stated, “I served during the Vietnam era … I remember the taunts, the insults, sometimes even the physical abuse.”

Is that better, Senator?  The Medal of Honor recipients weren’t done.  They wrote:

We are veterans of the Vietnam War. We fought alongside our brothers in arms, many of whom died or were gravely injured there. We saw the treatment meted out on us and our fellow military personnel upon our return, yet we never questioned our commitment to our nation’s freedom. But perhaps more relevant to this discussion is that we know you were not there with us.

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.

And even went further:

We recognize that military service of any kind is valuable to the protection of our nation’s freedom. There is no shame in engaging in “Toys for Tots” campaigns, recycling efforts, or assisting in the improvement or construction of various facilities, which appears to be a fair description of the bulk of your duties during the Vietnam War.

What is offensive to those who fought in a most brutal conflict, some of us who were captured and tortured by our enemy, is any comparison of those most brutal experiences to the ones of people like you who never even sniffed the air in Vietnam.

Ouch.  Toys for Tots is a far cry from fighting in Vietnam.  But here’s the thing.  I’m proud of anyone who put on the uniform and served their country.  What I can’t respect is someone like Blumenthal asking America to give Gorsuch treatment he himself couldn’t even remotely withstand.

It’s going to be fun seeing Gorsuch confirmed to the bench and seeing liberals get even more hysterical than they currently are.

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  • Malakie

    Congress needs to pass a well written law that makes stolen valor and impersonation a CRIME.

  • Jane StK

    Great op-Ed! I really believe that this man should be removed from public office. Brian Williams, Even Dan Rather had to pay the piper for false commentary and that was just falsifying or embellishing personal experiences. This gentleman (using term loosely) did much worse, he impersonated valour, so many young men and women, over 55000 gave their lives in Vietnam, this man “never even sniffed the air” yet what he was saying to voters for Sympathy(?),Attention (?), speaks volumes of an altered esteem issue, a neurotic instability that should not be holding any rein of power. I’m glad the veterans called him out on it, hopefully this can be kept alive and the voters will take him to task in his next election.

  • Ole Buck

    How on earth could the people of Connecticut to office? It is disgusting

  • Brian Collins

    As a corpse-man (as former POTUS Obama calls us) who did NOT serve in nam, (First Gulf war here) can I just say that Toys for Tots, is a far cry from ANY KIND of military service? I agree with Janke StK this man lied to the public. But not only did he lie, he attempted to steal the laurels from those who had enough spine and valor to serve. He should be expelled from the Senate. Yeah folks, the Senate CAN expel a Member (good bye, you don’t get to be a Senator anymore) for gross unethical misconduct. If you ask me, it’s hard to be much more grossly unethical than to use the stolen valor of nam vets, in order to get elected. Btw, where was the MSM at when he was busy lying and claiming laurels not his own? Was the MSM busy out there they fact checking him? NOPE. But naw, that wouldn’t have a thing to do with libs who work in the MSM, trying to spin and cover up for a lying lib now could it. 😉

    • IsThis4Real

      Brian Collins: Love your post!! So we have a Not a Native American, SpreadALotOfBull Warren and now we have Vietnam “Rambo” Blumenthal – both are fake and both have made up serious lies just to further their already bloated egos and agendas. On top of it “Rambo” Blumental is Jewish and a self-loathing Jew (I’m Jewish so I can say that, lol!!)!! It is very sad to see that these politicians are truly not about nor for the legal American citizen, they are only out for themselves and what they can steal from the legal American citizen and that the HATE America!! By the way, that you so much for your service to this country. I have the utmost respect for you for what you have done to help keep our country safe and free!! Blessings!

  • luisa aranda

    All democrats should show their TAX returns if Trump is to show his..all need to have a background check..the democrats went after the conservatives being audited on taxes..the same needs to be done to them…

  • Tom Winegar

    Richard Blumenthal: Writings reveal hard-left leanings.

    In an article he wrote in 1967, Richard “Rambo” Blumenthal, attorney general and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, discussed how communism “was no longer radical” and laid out how the far left could bring socialism to America through community organizing, infiltrating the teaching profession, radicalizing government-employee unions and working within the system.
    In the lexicon of communists, Mr. Blumenthal, then a reporter on The Harvard Crimson, revealed an encyclopedic familiarity with socialist doctrine and objectives in focusing on Students for a Democratic Society, a leading anti-Vietnam war group of the 1960s. The FBI once described the SDS as “a hard line Marxist-Leninist-Maoist organization dedicated to the destruction of Western democratic traditions and ideals.” Many high-ranking members have been described as “red-diaper babies,” the children of communist activists.

  • beetsil

    A few of these phonies have set up foundations and gotten tens of thousands in donations. I’ve watched these stories and it doesn’t seem that these folks are getting charged with anything. They just walked off with the money and a little humiliation. That is wrong.