Congressman Rep. Joe Courtney (D CT) pointed out a "Lincoln" factual flaw, according to a Feb. 5 Yahoo News report. Over the weekend, the Connecticut Congressman saw the Oscar nominated film, and he noticed something that nobody had pointed out to date.
It seems that the film included a scene where two Congressmen from his state voted against the 13th Amendment. Courtney said he was surprised that the film showed that because he did not believe that it was true.
When he got home, he researched the history of the 13th Amendment, and found out that the Steven Spielberg directed film "Lincoln" has a factual flaw. Courtney actually wrote a letter to Spielberg in which he said,
"How could congressmen from Connecticut — a state that supported President Lincoln and lost thousands of her sons fighting against slavery on the Union side of the Civil War — have been on the wrong side of history?"
He was not thrilled to see the artistic license that Spielberg and Dreamworks Pictures took with "Lincoln." Of course, this could actually have been a true "Lincoln" factual flaw, and nobody associated with the film realized the mistake.
Could this "Lincoln" factual flaw affect the movie's chances for an Oscar? Who knows, but Congressman Joe Courtney wants the scene corrected before the film is released to DVD.