The Veterans of Foreign Wars rejected Jane Fonda's apology for her support of North Vietnam during the Vietnam war, and passed a resolution asking Congress to try her for treason.
At their 89th annual convention Wednesday, about 13,400 VFW delegates passed three resolutions by voice vote, one of which said the apology "is not enough to redeem the situation.""The VFW is not insensitive to a sincere expression of contrition," the resolution stated, "but the VFW wants to be assured that the `apology' is not simply a means of bolstering her sagging career and political fortunes."
The resolution said that in a speech at Michigan State University in 1969, Fonda said "all of us should `pray' to become communists."
"Does her `apology' mean she also disavows her communist sympathies?" the resolution asks.
The third resolution, passed unanimously by voice vote, accused Fonda of committing "many treasonable actions and statements," and called for Congress to put her on trial for treason.
The resolutions also urged veterans to ask Congress to investigate her actions during the war and denounced "Union Street," a movie that stars Fonda and was partially filmed in Waterbury, Conn.