Former Ambassador to the EU Gordon Sondland was fired Friday, and former National Security Council official Alexander Vindman was reassigned. Sen. Dianne Feinstein called the removals “as clear a case of retribution as I’ve seen during my 27 years in the Senate.”
.@SpeakerPelosi on Vindman firing: “Lieutenant Colonel Vindman has proven to be an American patriot: on the battlefield when he earned a Purple Heart, and in the House trial when he spoke truth to power. His brave testimony showed America that right still matters.
— Drew Hammill (@Drew_Hammill) February 8, 2020
This is the Friday Night massacre. I’m sure Trump is fuming that he can’t fire Pelosi. We aren’t a dictatorship…yet. https://t.co/YinQhZ4cKW
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) February 8, 2020
Col. Vindman wasn’t “fired” he’s still an Army officer. He was assigned to NSC to serve the President who has a right to have people he trusts on his staff
Sondland was a politically appointee. No point in having a political appointee who no longer has the Presidents confidence
— Marco Rubio (@marcorubio) February 8, 2020
Allow me a moment to thank—and this may be a bit of a surprise—Adam Schiff. Were it not for his crack investigation skills, @realDonaldTrump might have had a tougher time unearthing who all needed to be fired. Thanks, Adam! 🤣 #FullOfSchiff
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 8, 2020
….was given a horrendous report by his superior, the man he reported to, who publicly stated that Vindman had problems with judgement, adhering to the chain of command and leaking information. In other words, “OUT”.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 8, 2020