At a New Hampshire campaign stop Wednesday, Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton revived her old story about having attempted to enlist in the U.S. Marine Corps.
It could have been an attempt to supportive of the troops on Veterans Day.
Jeff Zeleny, CNN’s chief Washington correspondent, found the whole thing strange given that she was “a Yale-educated lawyer, who worked on the anti-war campaigns of [Sens. Eugene] McCarthy and [George] McGovern” would consider enlisting.
This was also about the time that Clinton had reportedly been fired from the House Judiciary Committee for unethical behavior at a time when it was investigating the Watergate scandal.
But the campaign declined to add any more details to the story when asked.
Zeleny made his report on CNN’s “New Day” Thursday, which tweeted:
Hillary Clinton revives story of trying to join the Marines: https://t.co/IBXeL71o2R @jeffzeleny explains more. https://t.co/LimEEwv4iZ
— New Day (@NewDay) November 12, 2015
Others found the story pretty hard to swallow also.
@NewDay @jeffzeleny No way she would have been turned away not at 27 with a college degree. — Gregg A. Joffrion (@joffrion_g) November 12, 2015
@NewDay @CNNPolitics @jeffzeleny she’s a proven liar…..
— Kathy Spence-Wofford (@Kathy__Spence) November 12, 2015
@NewDay @jeffzeleny why does she even say this? It doesn’t endear her to veterans. We hear stories like these weekly. — Gomes (@GomesBolt) November 12, 2015
@NewDay @CNNPolitics @jeffzeleny OMG! The woman’s a liar. Does anyone really think she ever entertained such a thought???
— QuinMagenta (@QuinMagenta) November 12, 2015
And still others wondered why the mainstream media wasn’t investigating this story harder — like they were last week on Republican presidential candidate Dr, Ben Carrson.
@NewDay @jeffzeleny Let’s see if #Politico busts this beeatch #HillaryForPrison2016 #Alinsky disciple, #Marxist — JudgeMbro (@JudgeMbro) November 12, 2015
@NewDay @jeffzeleny no time for this, need u on the #Carson story!!! I hear he returned a library book 2 days late in 1962. #NewDayCNN
— BayouProud (@BayouProud) November 12, 2015
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