Retired General Brutally Slams Lindsey Graham Over His Attacks Against Vindman
Retired Brig. Gen. Peter Zwack, who served as a mentor to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, appeared on CNN on Monday where he called out Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) for becoming a puppet to Donald Trump.
Zwack was discussing Trump’s recent decision to fire Vindman for testifying against the president during the House impeachment inquiry.
Zwack recalled when he was serving in Afghanistan and Graham came to see the troops along with Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT).
“We thought you guys were rockstars,” Zwack said. “Where are you now, sir?”
Zwack expressed his disappointment with Graham after the South Carolina senator blamed Vindman and people like him in the so-called “Deep State” for partisan political attacks on Trump.
Vindman served under Zwack in Moscow for “two very difficult years,” he said.
“I know Alex. I’ve known him for a long time,” he told CNN’s Brooke Baldwin. The two have spoken about three times over the last several months, “usually after, if you will, an assault on his character.”
Zwack said that he thinks Vindman is “hurt” and “insulted,” while also being “uncertain about his future.”
“He wears the uniform proudly and he’s uncertain of that future as well,” the former general said. “I think that seniors at a very, very high level should not be dump that way publicly by statement or the God-gun of a tweet, in demeaning his personality.”
Zwack got a little emotional, saying that one thing that “offends him greatly” is “so many other people have piled in that don’t even know him.”
Take a look at the discussion in the video clip below: