Speaker Nancy Pelosi

U.S. House of Representatives

Pelosi Statement on President Trump’s Retaliation Against Lieutenant Colonel Vindman

February 7, 2020
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement after the President fired Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman:

“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.

“President Trump is impeached forever.  The shameful firing of Colonel Vindman was a clear and brazen act of retaliation that showcases the President’s fear of the truth.  The President’s vindictiveness is precisely what led Republican Senators to be accomplices to his cover-up.  The firing of this patriotic soldier is a sad and shameless loss for America’s security.

“History will remember Lieutenant Colonel Vindman as an American hero.”