Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a key impeachment witness against President Trump, wrote a scathing op-ed Saturday calling the Trump administration reminiscent of an "authoritarian regime” on the first day of his retirement from the Army.
Our national government during the past few years has been more reminiscent of the authoritarian regime my family fled more than 40 years ago than the country I have devoted my life to serving,” Vindman wrote, referring to Ukraine, where he was born.
Last fall, Vindman testified in the House’s impeachment hearings that he had raised concerns over Trump’s July 2019 phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in which Trump asked him to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden’s son, Hunter.
Trump said Vindman had been "very insubordinate" and had reported the president's “perfect” phone call “incorrectly.”
Earlier this month, Sen. Tammy Duckworth, an Iraq War veteran who lost both of her legs in combat, said “Lt.