President Trump attacked Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) On Monday night on Twitter mockingly calling him "Da Nang Dick" and his suitability for use in the Senate Judiciary Committee After decades of allegations of stolen bravery, Blumenthal's false claim related to the Vietnam War.
"How Da Da Nang (Blumenthal) serves in the Senate Judiciary Committee when he cheated the American people about him the so-called War Heroes status in Vietnam, only to later tears over his face that he was never in Vietnam "Trump wrote," Blumenthal added, "An embarrassment to our country!"
It's unclear exactly what prompted the president's tweet. Earlier on Monday, Blumenthal and Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, passed a bill requiring Special Adviser Robert Mueller to submit a report to Congress and the public when his investigation into the alleged collusion between Russian officials and the Trump campaign was completed is. The legislation would also require a report within two weeks if a special lawyer is dismissed, resigned or resigned.
Blumenthal, who was elected to the Senate in 201
"I served during the Vietnam era," Blumenthal said in 2008 at a memorial site for the Vietnam War. "I remember the morsels, the insults, sometimes even the physical abuse."
Blumenthal reportedly received at least five military defenses between 1965 and 1970. He eventually served in the US Marine Corps Reserve, but did not settle for Vietnam. Blumenthal admitted in 2010 that he had "misrepresented my ministry, and I regret this and take full responsibility.
Grassley and Blumenthal are both members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Grassley is a former chairman of the Senate Jury: Both men supported legislation last year to protect Müller's work, which was passed by the Judiciary Committee in April and would allow a special fired status to initiate a judicial review within 10 days of deportation and Enact the existing provisions of the Department of Justice stating that a special star can only be dismissed for cause.
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"One Special lawyer is only appointed in very rare cases, which are serious violations of the public's confidence in sic h, "Blumenthal said. "The public has a right and needs to know the facts about such betrayals of public trust."
Mitch McConnell, chairman of the Senate majority state party, declined to vote on the bill, but said it was unnecessary.
Fox News's Brooke Singman and The Associated Press contributed to this report.