BUSTED: Virginia Democrat Lies Repeatedly About His Military Service on Camera
Another lying Democrat…
For years Democrat Gary McCollum said he was a Major with the US Army Rangers Reserve.
It is a lie.
Today McCollum lied about his service twice in a TV interview.
In Gary McCollum’s literature for State Senate it reads, “He served with the U.S. Army Rangers and is currently a Major in the Army Reserve.”
One big problem with that, our 10 on Your Side Investigation found McCollum is not currently a Major in the Army Reserve and he was discharged from the Army in September 2001.
We’ve been working this story for a week, and interviewed McCollum about the discrepancy Tuesday morning at his campaign office.
Here is part of that exchange you will tonight only on WAVY News 10, beginning at 4.
WAVY: “Sir with all due respect, you are not currently a major in the U.S. Army Reserve and you continue to tell people you are. All of the literature on the Cox Communications website says you are currently a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, and sir you are not.”
McCollum: “Well I am not going to get into the discussion…I am in the Reserve.”
WAVY: “You are not a major in the U.S. Army Reserve, you are not right?”
McCollum: “I am a Major in the Reserve, and the issue for me is all about leadership.”
10 On Your Side confirmed through a primary source that what McCollum was stating was not true, and then got a second source confirmation.
Local Republicans are calling on McCollum to drop out of his senate race.