The whistleblower’s wife, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, did not have it when Rep. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) Attempted to troll President Joe Biden with a search in Ukraine that was completely inaccurate.
Following a report in Politico – which was denied by the White House – that security aid to Ukraine had been frozen by the Biden administration, Rubio scolded: “You remember when the freezing military aid to Ukraine was an impeachment offense?
Rubio may have been joking, but it’s clear that Donald Trump’s impeachment was about more than blocking military aid to Ukraine. It was a matter of freezing US arms and aid until Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky agreed to do Trump a personal political favor – launching an investigation into baseless accusations against a political rival. Vindman testified to this during Trump’s impeachment hearings and was later fired from the National Security Council for telling the truth.
“I suspected it was illegal, but I immediately knew it was wrong and my duty was to report it,” Vindman said in an interview last year.
Rachel Vindman was happy to point out the difference with Rubio.
“Oh no, you don’t,” she said on Twitter. “What was unassailable was the attempted extortion. You are so bad at it; you can’t even troll well.
Alexander Vindman also responded, albeit a little more gently than his wife.
Other criticisms of Rubio entered the minds of Rachel Vindman’s attack. “Bless your little heart,” one of them noted slyly. To have a “quid pro quo” extortion, you “need a quid pro quo AND a quid, not just one of the two.”
No reply from Rubio yet.
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