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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie gave inaccurate answers to senators during his confirmation process about pro-Confederate speeches he delivered in 2009. In response to questions about remarks he made at Confederate memorial events, Wilkie downplayed his participation in a June 2009 event at the Confederate memorial in Arlington National Cemetery as simply introducing a keynote speaker. He also said he didn't have copies of remarks because he had not delivered a speech to such groups in "15-20 years."

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But Wilkie's comments stand in contradiction to what his spokesman told CNN's KFile team last week, when he confirmed that Wilkie delivered a speech extolling the legacy of Robert E. Lee at that June 2009 ceremony at the Confederate memorial.

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Why do these people consistently lie to Congress? Do they honestly believe that the Republican-controlled Senate would NOT have confirmed them?

OCU

#1 | Posted by OCUser at 2018-12-16 12:06 PM | Reply

They lie because they know they are tainted by their history of statements and speeches.

Their taint is their commonality.

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2018-12-16 12:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Another trumpling, another liar. Surprise, surprise.

#3 | Posted by SomebodyElse at 2018-12-16 12:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

"Why do these people consistently lie to Congress?"

Because they know there's no consequences and only benefits for doing so.

#4 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2018-12-16 12:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

RE: #2 OWS

Heheh

#5 | Posted by hamburglar at 2018-12-16 01:59 PM | Reply

Reublicans lie because if they told the truth nobody with any ethical or moral compass would ever vote for a Republican. They can only win by lying, cheating, and faking it.

#6 | Posted by hatter5183 at 2018-12-16 03:43 PM | Reply

If these Republicans didn't know what they were doing was wrong, they wouldn't lie about it.

It's just that simple.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2018-12-16 03:50 PM | Reply

It's okay.

He's a Republican. He's allowed to lie.

#8 | Posted by Sycophant at 2018-12-17 03:02 PM | Reply

Lock him up!

#9 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2018-12-17 03:18 PM | Reply

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