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Sen. Walsh Responds to Plagiarism Accusations

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Senator John Walsh is under fire on Wednesday, following an article printed in the New York Times that accuses him of plagiarism.

"I made a mistake in the way of citing the references in the term paper, and I take full responsibility for that."

That was Senator Walsh's response to the article, in which the senator is accused of copying someone else's work word-for-word, and not properly citing the content on a term paper he had to submit, in order to receive his master's degree at the United States Army War College back in 2007.

"I think that my record is defined by my leadership in the Montana National Guard and my leadership of the 700 men and women that deployed with me to Iraq into a combat environment not a few citations in a term paper," Walsh said.

The senator explained that he was also going through a very difficult time during this incident as had just returned home from Iraq.

"We had lost 4 soldiers in Iraq and when I was at war college 1 of my soldiers back in Montana died by suicide so you know academics was not the place for me to be."

He said he has worked through those issues, but still is taking antidepressant medication. Walsh says he will consider apologizing to the scholars for lifting their work.

Walsh also added that he will continue to focus on his campaign for the upcoming election in November.


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