Republican Sen. Marsha Blackburn, a staunch President Donald Trump ally, got called out on Twitter for baselessly speculating about Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and the whistleblower.
The Tennessee senator said that Vindman was the whistleblower’s “handler, without providing evidence for her assertion.
Vindictive Vindman is the “whistleblower’s” handler.
— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) November 22, 2019
Vindman had testified he does not know who the whistleblower is during his hearing this week. Journalists and commentators quickly went after Blackburn for her claim, calling it a “disgraceful smear” against an active-duty military officer.
This is a disgraceful smear against a serving U.S. military officer and combat veteran from a United States Senator.
Just another day