Apparently honesty is not among Dave Brat’s “Christian” values. Alright, technically he didn’t “lie” — he simply allowed everyone to believe something that was not true, that untruth being that he attended Princeton University.
When the Washington Post contacted the University seeking information on his time there, University spokesman Martin Mbugua said, “We have no record under that name.”
As it turns out, he did obtain his masters in divinity at Princeton, which is a well respected theological institution but not the prestigious Ivy League school that Princeton University is recognized as.
Mbugua says that occasionally people “make an association between the institutions here in Princeton — an incorrect association.” Although the two institutions are located in the same town there is no connection between the two.
The WaPo has sent an e-mail to Brat’s campaign requesting a comment on the discrepancy, but has not yet received a reply.
Interestingly, Brat appeared on Mark Levin’s radio show and accused Cantor of making false statements about him during his primary campaign. Levin was one of the-far right talk radio personalities who supported Brat, saying that most of the party “sound alike, they look alike almost” and that the rank and file wanted a “Constitutional conservative in the leadership, not just the next guy in line.”
Brat will definitely find it difficult to distance himself from this blatant falsehood as it clearly says on his campaign site, “Dave’s journey led him to Princeton where he obtained a Masters in Divinity.”
h/t: Washington Post