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“Dad, I’m sitting here today, in the U.S. Capitol talking to our elected professionals — is proof that you made the right decision 40 years ago to leave the Soviet Union. Do not worry, I will be fine for telling the truth.”
— Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, quoted by the Daily Beast, during his opening testimony before the House Intelligence Committee.
“Ranking member, it’s Lt. Col. Vindman, please.”
— In a somewhat tense moment during today’s House Intelligence Committee hearing, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman corrected Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) after the ranking member referred to the Iraq War veteran as “Mr. Vindman.”
“It seems very clear that he is incredibly concerned about Ukrainian defense. I don’t know that he’s concerned about American policy… We all have an affinity to our homeland where we came from… He has an affinity for the Ukraine.”
— Former Rep. Sean Duffy (R-WI), in a CNN interview, trying to challenge the credibility of Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a who will testify in the House impeachment inquiry today.