Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman’s testimony in November garnered a lot of reactions from former servicemen, and they did not hold back their criticisms (of which there were many).
Vindman, who was the director of Eurasia at the NSC, reportedly was concerned after listening to the July 25 phone conversation between President Trump and Ukrainian President Zelenskiy. In his testimony, Vindman stated he considered it morally wrong that President Trump had broached the subject of Hunter Biden’s position on the board of Barisma, a natural gas company in Ukraine, according to Breitbart.
One of those critics was Mark Geist, who fought in Benghazi when the Libyan embassy came under attack in 2012.
“Vindman is a disgrace to all who have served,” he tweeted. “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.”
Vindman is a disgrace to all who have 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. @codeofvets #treason #traitor #POS #conductunbecoming https://t.co/1FVActrpS0 — Mark Geist (@MarkGeistSWP) November 19, 2019
Another American hero who chimed in was Rob O’Neill, the Navy SEAL credited with killing Osama Bin Laden.
“I agree. I wish the left wouldn’t use his uniform to make him a saint. He’s an operative with an agenda.”
Fellow Navy SEAL Jonathan T. Gilliam tweeted that Vindman was definitely part of the “deep state” attempt to take down the president.
“This guy reeks of spy! #Vindman should be added to the list of deep staters that should be charged with conspiracy to overthrow.”
National Guard member (and MMA fighter) Tim Kennedy remarked about Vindman’s insistence on being referred to by his rank.
“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.”
Needless to say, Lt. Col. Vindman will not be reprising his role any time soon. His character just wasn’t popular with viewers.