Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat now running for the United States Senate, has spoken at different military gatherings about his time in Vietnam. However, The New York Times dug into his stories and found that he never actually served in that war. Raymond Hernandez broke the story for The New York Times and details his investigation.
According to WNPR's Colin McEnroe, the strangest thing about this story is that Blumenthal didn't need to spin tales about his service. In fact, the attorney general had long enjoyed a strong reputation that centers on his integrity. We discuss whether this issue will destroy his chances at a Senate seat.