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Benghazi Hero Calls Vindman a ‘Disgrace’ for Undermining Trump’s Foreign Policy

Benghazi Hero Calls Vindman a ‘Disgrace’ for Undermining Trump’s Foreign Policy

A slew of prominent former military service members slammed Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, following his testimony during Tuesday’s impeachment inquiry hearing. 

Vindman, the National Security Council’s director for European affairs, testified to the House Intelligence Committee Tuesday alongside Jennifer Williams, a national security aide to Vice President Mike Pence. They had both listened-in on the Trump-Zelensky call and expressed concerns about its inclusion of domestic U.S. politics.

They also said the hold on military aid could damage Ukraine’s ability to confront Russian aggression. Vindman, who showed up in full military dress, construed Trump’s request as a demand, and said it was “likely to have significant implications” for national security.”

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Some fellow service members viewed Vindman’s testimony as a politically motivated attack on Trump.


Mark Geist, a U.S. Marine who fought in the Battle of Benghazi in 2012, called Vindman a “disgrace to all who served.”

Transcript of his previous closed door testimony he clearly admits to undermining the @POTUS foreign policy and now he has chairman Schiff advising him on how to answer questions,” Geist tweeted.

Robert O’Neill, the Navy SEAL responsible for killing Osama bin Laden, accused “the left” of using Vindman’s military service as a shield for criticism against him.

“I wish the left wouldn’t use his uniform to make him a saint. He’s an operative with an agenda,” O’Neill tweeted.

Former UFC fighter and Special Forces operator Tim Kennedy weighed in on a much discussed moment from the testimony when Vindman insisted that Republican Rep. Devin Nunes address him by his rank.

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“Correcting a civilian about how to be a addressed is a for sure way to make everyone in the military think you are a douche bag,” Kennedy said in a tweet.

Cover image: Alexander Vindman, director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, is sworn in to testify before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., November 19, 2019. (REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst)

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