Impeachment Hearings Break Into Applause as the Witness States, ‘This Is America … Right Matters’

Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman, director for European Affairs at the National Security Council, reads from his White House performance appraisal as he testifies before a House Intelligence Committee hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into U.S. President Donald Trump.

Attendees at the impeachment hearings against President Donald Trump broke into applause Tuesday afternoon after the witness, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, said he did not fear coming forward to testify because, “This is America.”

Vindman was asked by Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney (D-N.Y.) why he felt compelled to reassure his father, an immigrant from Ukraine, that he would not be punished for putting himself “in direct opposition to the most powerful person in the world.”

Maloney asked Vindman why he was so confident that he could testify, to which the National Security Council staffer replied, “Because this is America. This is the country I’ve served and defended, that all my brothers have served.

“Here,” Vindman said, “right Matters.”

The comments drew applause from dozens of the people in attendance at the hearing.

In his opening statements Tuesday, Vindman said he was grateful to his father for bringing the family to America, “where I can live free of fear for mine and my family’s safety.”

“Dad, my sitting here today, in the US Capitol talking to our elected officials is proof that you made the right decision 40 years ago to leave the Soviet Union and come here to the United States of America in search of a better life for our family,” Vindman told the lawmakers. “Do not worry, I will be fine for telling the truth.”

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Jill
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Well are the Republicans safe from all the hate deeds toward them and our Presiden? New attacks come almost daily. Vindman should have said, Right matters too and make sure we are all safe and protected.

John
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Right does matter and what the Democrats are doing with the impeachment issue IS NOT RIGHT!

Cherl
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Find it hard to believe this guy had the illustrious career that shows on his uniform. His arrogance makes him comes across loud and clear.

Bonnie Keever
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He is the hear sayer no proof wake up America if they can do this to the president rest assure they can do it to the citizens

Tom Bodine
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Without double standards the Demo-🐀’s wouldn’t have any, this is a joke and so is the Lt. Colonel who was offered the Ukrainian Defense Ministers job, what the hell happened to the Oliver North type colonels now they are just candy-ass pencil pushers.

Tracy
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I guess if Joe Biden had not threatened to hold back a billion dollars from Ukraine unless they fired the prosecutor investigating the company that was paying his son $83,000 a month none of this would be taking place.

Tracy
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Democrats are beyond unhinged. They are the most dishonest,manipulating people I have ever seen. Schiff is scum. I am sure he would take this as a compliment.

William Conley
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Yet when asked to tell us whom he spoke to in the intelligence community he refused to name them to the intelligence committee lol. Check this guy’s bank accounts and anyone remotely linked to him or accounts linked to him. On top of surveillance on him and I have this sinking feeling you’ll see money change hands or favors being granted.

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