President Trump knocked Sen. Richard Blumenthal on Twitter Monday night, questioning how “Da Nang Dick” can sit on the Judiciary Committee given that he lied about serving in Vietnam.
“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 said. “An embarrassment to our Country!”
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 jab came after the Connecticut Democrat told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow that he found “serious issues” with the truthfulness of witnesses, including Donald Trump Jr., who privately testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“I'm barred from saying whether any testimony has been conveyed to the special counsel but I can tell you this much, I was in the room when a great many of these witnesses appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee behind closed doors. 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 were questions, serious issues concerning their truthfulness and that issue pertained particularly to Donald Trump Jr. in a number of contentions before our committee,” he said. “I think this common thread of lying to Congress and particularly to congressional committees may ensnare a number of other potential targets in this special counsel's investigation and become a matter of criminal action.”