House Republican Conference Chairwoman Liz Cheney of Wyoming on Tuesday issued a condemnation of the attacks on Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman following critical tweets from President Donald Trump, The Hill reports.
"It really is shameful what the Democrats have been doing in terms of attempting to try to impeach a sitting president in the basement of the Capitol," Cheney said during a press conference. "Now, I also want to say a word about something else that's been going on over the course of the last several hours and last night, which I think is also shameful.
"And that is questioning the patriotism, questioning the dedication to country of people like Mr. Vindman, Lt. Col. Vindman, who will be coming today, and others who have testified. I think that we need to show that we are better than that as a nation."
Although Cheney didn't name Trump in her remarks, the president tweeted on Tuesday: "Supposedly, according to the Corrupt Media, the Ukraine call 'concerned' today's Never Trumper witness. Was he on the same call that I was? Can't be possible! Please ask him to read the Transcript of the call. Witch Hunt!"
Cheney added, "we're talking about decorated veterans who have served this nation, who put their lives on the line, and it is shameful to question their patriotism, their loving this nation, and we should not be involved in that process.
"We need to make sure that we are abiding by upholding the Constitution. Just because the Democrats refuse to do that does not mean that we have to let ourselves be dragged down to the level at which they're operating, and we won't do that as Republicans."
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