The appalling GOP at.tacks on a US military officers patriotism are next level

The appalling GOP at.tacks on a US military officers patriotism are next level


The appalling GOP at.tacks on a US military officers patriotism are next level “I was concerned by the call,” Vindman who was on the now infamous call will say, according to his opening statement. “I did not think it was proper to demand that a foreign government investigate a US citizen, and I was worried about the implications for the US governments support of Ukraine.” Which is a big deal! After all, Vindman is a Ukraine expert, not to mention a lieutenant colonel in the Army. He also served multiple overseas tours as an infantry officer and received a Purple Heart after being wounded in an IED bombing in Iraq. He knows of what he speaks when it comes to a Ukraine and b dangers to America. All of which makes what Republicans are trying to do to discredit Vindman all the more appalling. “It seems very clear that he is incredibly concerned about Ukrainian defense,” on CNN Tuesday morning. “I dont know that hes concerned about American policy … we all have an affinity to our homeland where we came from … he has an affinity for the Ukraine.” “Fox Friends” co host Brian Kilmeade echoed that sentiment Tuesday morning. “He tends to feel simpatico with Ukraine,” he said of Vindman. And on Tuesday night, Foxs Laura Ingraham led a panel discussion in which she and her guests suggested . How? Why? Well, whats happening here is clear. Vindman was born in Ukraine. with his father and twin brother at age 3. His brother, Yevgeny, is a lawyer at the NSC. And so, despite the fact that Vindmans entire life has been an uniquely American success story college graduate, decorated military veteran, government official Republicans are seizing on the fact he was born in Ukraine to suggest his motives in coming forward to speak out about his concerns over Trumps behavior are something short of pure. What evidence outside of the fact that Vindman was born in Ukraine do people like Duffy, Kilmeade and Ingraham have to make these outrageous claims? Oh, none. Why are they doing it? Because they recognize that someone with Vindmans pedigree and experience someone who was on the phone call between Trump and Zelensky and warned of its dangers not once but twice to superiors represent a major threat to the President. So they are trying to attack his character and lessen his credibility by any means necessary. Take off your partisan hat for a moment. This is truly loathsome stuff. Attacking someone who has fought and been wounded fighting for our country because they say something you worry could hurt the political standing of a President of your own party? And all because of the fact that Vindman spent the first three years of his life in Ukraine? Awful. Appalling. Asinine. You can disagree with Vindmans assessment of the risk posed by Trumps phone call with Zelensky. Thats your right. But dont attack a veteran and public servant with no evidence! to score political points. Thats just plain gross.

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