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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:41 PM

Republicans Now Questioning Whether Purple Heart Recipient Is Loyal to the United States

Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman is a decorated combat veteran whose career in the armed services spanned more than two decades. Republicans are now trying to paint Vindman as having dual loyalty to Ukraine, the country he emigrated to the United States from as a small child.

During Vindman’s testimony before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Republican Counsel Steve Castor asked Vindman about receiving an offer to serve as Ukraine’s defense minister. The implication was that Vindman may not have been working in the best interest of the United States while serving on the National Security Council. Vindman seemed amused, if not offended, by the counsel’s line of questioning.

“I’m an American,” Vindman said. “I came here when I was a toddler. I immediately dismissed these offers. I did not entertain them.”


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Castor wasn’t satisfied. “When he made this offer to you, initially, did you leave the door open?” he pressed. “Was there a reason he had to come back and ask you a second and third time, or was he just trying to convince you?”

Vindman laughed. “Counsel, you know what? The whole notion is rather comical that I was being asked to consider whether I’d want to be their minister of defense,” he said. “I did not leave the door open at all. It is pretty funny for a lieutenant colonel in the United States Army, which isn’t really that senior, to be offered that illustrious of a position.”

https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/politics-news/vindman-purple-heart-trump-ukraine-loyalty-914489/

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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:47 PM

1. Swiftboating is back & worse than ever!

Heavy sigh.

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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:49 PM

2. That's disgusting.

Might as well ask if Castor is on Putin's payroll.

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Tue Nov 19, 2019, 07:53 PM

3. Trashing Purple Heart recipients is sport for Republicans

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