President Trump early this morning “hit” Senator Blumenthal on twitter. It was for supposedly exaggerating details of a discussion with Neil Gorsuch, Supreme Court nominee – while sparkling a light on the seven-year-old mayhem over the Connecticut Democrat’s misleading info of his military service.
The senator revealed that Gorsuch called Trump’s regular criticisms of the federal judiciary “disheartening” and “demoralizing,” comments that were confirmed by others present for the conversation as well as a spokesman for the judge.
Senator Blumenthal’s Vietnam controversy
“Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who never fought in Vietnam when he said for years he had (major lie), now misrepresents what Judge Gorsuch told him?”
“Chris Cuomo, in his interview with Sen. Blumenthal never asked him about his long-term lie about his brave ‘service’ in Vietnam. FAKE NEWS!”
As a reply to President Trump comments, Senator Richard Blumenthal told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe”: “I would suggest, very respectfully, that Donald Trump needs to be better informed of what his nominee has said to all of us on Capitol Hill.”
On a few occasions, I have misspoken about my service, and I regret that and I take full responsibility.” said Blumenthal 2010 on a press conference. And explained he meant to say he served “during” Vietnam, not “in” Vietnam. “But I will not allow anyone to take a few misplaced words and impugn my record of service to our country.”