President Trump is hitting back hard at Senator Richard Blumenthal. Richard has long been a thorn in Trump’s side but worse, he is boring and his interviews and speeches are a great replacement for Ambien.
How did this guy ever get elected in the first place? He must have really got one over on the voters of Connecticut.
Richard went on Rachel Maddow and went after Don Trump Jr. He publicly accused Trump Jr of lying and for President Trump that was a bridge too far.
Richard said, “I think many of them should be called back to testify in public and I hope that will be true of other congressional committees, as well, because behind closed doors, there was questions, serious issues concerning their truthfulness and that issue pertained particularly to Donald Trump Jr. in a number of contentions before our committee.”
Enter President Trump. From The Hill:
President Trump late Monday asked why Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D) is allowed to serve on the Judiciary Committee after the Connecticut lawmaker questioned whether the president’s eldest son had been truthful in his testimony to Congress about his family’s dealings with Russia.
“How does Da Nang Dick (Blumenthal) serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee when he defrauded the American people about his so called War Hero status in Vietnam, only to later admit, with tears pouring down his face, that he was never in Vietnam,” Trump asked in a tweet.
“An embarrassment to our Country!” he added.
How does Da Nang Dick (Blumenthal) serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee when he defrauded the American people about his so called War Hero status in Vietnam, only to later admit, with tears pouring down his face, that he was never in Vietnam. An embarrassment to our Country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 29, 2019
The senator’s own characterization of his military service has differed in the past. In some statements he claimed to have served “during the Vietnam era,” while other statements are less ambiguous, including one statement in 2008 in which he said that he “served in Vietnam,” according to The New York Times. He has faced criticism from Republicans for such statements, but has maintained that he has never claimed to have fought during the war.
Blumenthal’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment from The Hill on Tuesday, but in the past has said that such tweets from the president are “not worth dignifying with a response.”