Conservative actor James Woods fired back at Senator Blumenthal for claiming that the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett is “illegitimate.”
Blumenthal had written “I will oppose the confirmation of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, as I would any nominee proposed as part of this illegitimate sham process, barely one month before an election as Americans are already casting their votes. Americans deserve a voice in this hugely consequential decision.”
James Woods fired back “To call this an “illegitimate” process is an outright lie. Since lying is your trademark, it’s no surprise, of course. You, sir, are a liar. A known liar. A reviled liar. A liar.”
Woods was referring to Blumenthal’s controversy over statements about service “in Vietnam”
According to Wikipedia “Blumenthal received five draft deferments during the Vietnam War, obtaining first educational deferments, and then deferments based on his occupation. With part-time service in the reserves or National Guard generally regarded as an alternative for those wishing to avoid serving in Vietnam, in April 1970 Blumenthal enlisted in the United States Marine Corps Reserve. He served in units in Washington, D.C., and Connecticut from 1970 to 1976, attaining the rank of sergeant.“
During his 2010 Senate campaign, news report videos that showed Blumenthal claim that he’d served “in Vietnam” created a controversy.
Blumenthal denied having intentionally misled voters, but acknowledged having occasionally “misspoken” about his service record. He later apologized to voters for remarks about his military service which he said had not been “clear or precise”.
Appearing on CNN, Blumenthal appeared to struggle to justify his claim that the nomination of Coney Barrett was truly “illegitimate” instead saying it may not violate the Constitution but was against norms and “unspoken rules.”