Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman is not afraid of anything. He wasn’t afraid to face the nation’s enemies of foreign soil, he wasn’t afraid to risk his life in doing so, and he certainly isn’t afraid of the like of Devin freaking Nunes, who is currently suing an imaginary cow who trolls him on Twitter.
Vindman is a hero, no matter what narrative Republicans try to spin about him being a “never-Trumper.” Regardless of who Vindman voted for in 2016, it was his duty to report suspicious activity at the hands of the Trump Administration, and that’s just what he did.
Because he’s a patriot.
One particular moment in Vindman’s Tuesday morning impeachment testimony proves what kind of man he is, and people cannot stop talking about it. Vindman, while being questioned by a disrespectful Devin Nunes, was called “Mr. Vindman.” The war hero let Nunes finish his remarks, but immediately afterwards, he set Nunes straight. Check it out below:
Rep. Devin Nunes refers to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman as "Mr. Vindman."
— ABC News (@ABC) November 19, 2019
Vindman testified Tuesday that:
“I WAS CONCERNED BY THE CALL, WHAT I HEARD WAS IMPROPER, AND I REPORTED MY CONCERNS TO [WHITE HOUSE LAWYER] MR. EISENBERG,” VINDMAN SAID IN HIS OPENING STATEMENT. “IT IS IMPROPER FOR THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES TO DEMAND A FOREIGN GOVERNMENT INVESTIGATE A U.S. CITIZEN AND POLITICAL OPPONENT.”
“IT WAS ALSO CLEAR THAT IF UKRAINE PURSUED AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE 2016 ELECTION, THE BIDENS, AND BURISMA, IT WOULD BE INTERPRETED AS A PARTISAN PLAY,” HE ADDED. “THIS WOULD UNDOUBTEDLY RESULT IN UKRAINE LOSING BIPARTISAN SUPPORT, UNDERMINE U.S. NATIONAL SECURITY, AND ADVANCE RUSSIA’S STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES IN THE REGION.”
“I WANT TO TAKE A MOMENT TO RECOGNIZE THE COURAGE OF MY COLLEAGUES WHO HAVE APPEARED AND ARE SCHEDULED TO APPEAR BEFORE THIS COMMITTEE,” VINDMAN SAID. “I WANT TO STATE THAT THE VILE CHARACTER ATTACKS ON THESE DISTINGUISHED AND HONORABLE PUBLIC SERVANTS IS REPREHENSIBLE. IT IS NATURAL TO DISAGREE AND ENGAGE IN SPIRITED DEBATE, THIS HAS BEEN OUR CUSTOM SINCE THE TIME OF OUR FOUNDING FATHERS, BUT WE ARE BETTER THAN CALLOW AND COWARDLY ATTACKS.”
The internet was instantly set ablaze with people who cannot believe the way Republicans are treating this decorated hero. Check out the best responses to this epic mic drop below: