On Episode 36 of War Room: Impeachment, host Jason Miller and guest Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch, discuss Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman’s decision to testify in full military garb.
Fitton remarks: “To appear in uniform in a political setting like this, to put it mildly, is controversial. He’s testifying against the president of the United States, criticizing the Commander in Chief, and my understanding is that the rules prohibit you from doing that as an officer. I don’t understand who at the defense department is allowing him to testify in uniform. My guess is he doesn’t go to work at the White House everyday in uniform. Why is he showing up [to testify] in uniform to make a political point against the commander in chief?”
Fitton also adds the uniform is a farce to make Lt. Col. Vindman appear more legitimate: “[Without] his uniform, he’s a junior member of the NSC complaining about what his boss was up to.”
Miller reiterates: “You have someone who is active duty military working at the White House showing into the political investigation, go to Federalist Paper 65 to see this is a political process. We are seeing him outright undermining the chain of command. Lieutenant Colonel Vindman would never undermine the chain of command on the battlefield where he nobly served, but here he is doing this in front of the nation’s cameras.”