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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:16 PM

Republicans portrayed Vindman as disloyal. They have no sense of decency.

By Dana Milbank

So this is how President Trump and his apologists say “thank you for your service.”

Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman sat forward in the witness chair, festooned. On his left breast he wore the Combat Infantryman Badge, a testament to his ground combat in Iraq, and below that the Purple Heart, a souvenir of the IED that injured him while on patrol outside Fallujah. After Iraq, Vindman worked for the Joint Chiefs of Staff before the Pentagon sent him to the White House.

But because he cooperated with the impeachment inquiry, Republicans portrayed Vindman as a disloyal American. They insinuated that he had allegiance to Ukraine because a Ukrainian official had three times asked Vindman, who emigrated from Ukraine as a 3-year-old, to be the country’s defense minister.

Vindman, though he suspected the offer in jest, rejected it and reported it to his commanders and U.S. counterintelligence.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/11/19/republicans-portrayed-vindman-disloyal-they-have-no-sense-decency/?wpisrc=nl_opinions&wpmm=1

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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 01:23 PM

1. Today they are all Joe McCarthy.

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Wed Nov 20, 2019, 07:26 PM

2. ...but with only half the charm.

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