Adam Schiff’s show-stopping witness during the House Intelligence Committee’s hearing was Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman…and don’t forget that Lt. Col. before you say his name; mister just will not do.
With the exception of the whistleblower himself, Lt. Col. Vindman was supposed to be the guy with all the dirt on President Trump in regards to the phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
However, his fellow soldiers are calling him out for something he did during the hearing.
Some of Alexander Vindman’s fellow soldiers have blasted him for testifying in uniform during the House impeachment hearings, accusing him of politicizing the military by stating personal opinions that were highly critical of President Trump.
Vindman, 44, the National Security Council’s Ukraine director, was thrust into the political spotlight when he testified before Congress on Oct. 29 as one of the few people who listened in on a July phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.
His appearance in uniform has been a point of contention. Military members detailed to the NSC typically wear suits but Vindman gave his testimony in uniform, and was lauded for having been awarded a Purple Heart for being wounded in Iraq, and a Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
“This is a bad look for him to be in uniform,” an active duty military officer stationed at the Pentagon told the Washington Examiner. “He makes it look like the Army is behind this. Like the Army is pushing a coup.”