GOP attacks Alexander Vindman 's U.S. loyalty in strategy to discredit him during Trump impeachment hearing
'It's the kind of thing you say when you're defending the indefensible,' Democrat James Himes said, referring to Republican attempts to smear Vindman's reputation.
Steve Castor, the counsel for Republicans on the panel, tried to raise doubts about Vindman's loyalty to the United States through questions about how a top Ukrainian official repeatedly asked him to consider serving as the nation's defense minister.
"I'm an American. I came here when I was a toddler. I immediately dismissed these offers, did not entertain them," Vindman said. He added that the"whole notion is rather comical."
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, National Security Council Director for European Affairs, arrives to testify before the House Intelligence Committee in the Longworth House Office Building on Capitol Hill November 19, 2019 in Washington, D.C. The committee heard testimony during the third day of open hearings in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, who House Democrats say withheld U.S. military aid for Ukraine in exchange for Ukrainian investigations of his political rivals.
"Dad, my sitting here today, in the U.S. Capitol talking to our elected officials is proof that you made the right decision 40 years ago to leave the Soviet Union and come here to the United States of America in search of a better life for our family," Vindman added."Do not worry. I will be fine for telling the truth."Read more: Newsweek
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