Attorney General and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Richard Blumenthal will not be out and about as he usually is this Memorial Day weekend attending parades and other events.
Campaign spokesman Maura Downes told me he has chosen to instead spend time with his family and privately honor vets with low key visits to memorials.
Blumenthal has been under fire since The New York Times last week published a report his critics argue proved the popular Attorney General has mislead the public about his military service during the Vietnam era. Blumenthal has argued he has on occasion misspoke and never sought to misrepresent his record.
“He’s just committed to keeping the focus on veterans. He thinks Memorial Day weekend is a solemn occasion and the focus should be squarely and solely on honoring our service men and women who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect their freedoms,” Downes said.