Lt. Col. Vindman Claps Back At Republicans During Impeachment Testimony


WELCOME, WELCOME ONE AND ALL TO
“THE LATE SHOW.”( CHEERS )
LOVELY TO HAVE YOU HERE. I AM YOUR HOST, STEPHEN COLBERT. IT IS DAY THREE? WE ARE ON TO DAY THREE OF LIVE
IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS. AND I’M GOING TO GIVE YOU ALL
THE LATEST DIETZ IN TONIGHT’S EDITION OF:
“DON AND THE GIANT IMPEACH.”>>HELP ME, PLEASE, HELP ME!>>Stephen: THE FIRST OF FOUR
WITNESSES TODAY WAS NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL
UKRAINE EXPERT, LIEUTENANT COLONEL ALEXANDER VINDMAN, SEEN
HERE LAUNCHING SHOCK AND AWWW.( LAUGHTER )
VINDMAN CAME TO THE UNITED STATES AS A CHILD WHEN HIS
FATHER FLED THE SOVIET UNION, AND WENT ON TO ENLIST IN THE
ARMY, WHERE HE RECEIVED A PURPLE HEART FOR HIS SERVICE IN IRAQ. GIVEN HIS HISTORY, THE ONLY WAY
VINDMAN COULD BE MORE ALL-AMERICAN IS IF HE APPEARED
IN A KEN BURNS DOCUMENTARY ABOUT THE STATUE OF LIBERTY, WHICH HE
DID AS A CHILD.>>CAME FROM KIEV… AND THEN WE WENT TO– OUR
MOTHERED DIE, AND THEN WE WENT TO ITALY, AND WE CAME HERE.>>Stephen: “AND WHEN I GWOW UP,
I WANT TO BE IN THE AWMY AND TESTIFY ABOUT THE PWESIDENT’S
COWWUPTION IN UKWAINE.” VINDMAN USED HIS OPENING
STATEMENT TO SEND A MESSAGE TO HIS FATHER, WHO FLED THE SOVIET
UNION.>>WHEN MY FATHER WAS 47 YEARS
OLD, HE LEFT BEHIND HIS ENTIRE LIFE AND THE ONLY HOME HE HAD
EVER KNOWN TO START OVER IN THE UNITED STATES SO HIS THREE SONS
COULD HAVE A BETTER AND SAFER LIVES. “DAD, I AM SITTING HERE TODAY IN
THE U.S. CAPITOL TALKING TO OUR ELECTED PROFESSIONALS IS PROOF
YOU MADE THE RIGHT DECISION 40 YEARS AGO TO LEAVE THE SOVIET
UNION, COME HERE TO THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA IN SEARCH OF A
BETTER LIFE FOR OUR FAMILY. DO NOT WORRY. I WILL BE FINE FOR TELLING THE
TRUTH.”>>Stephen: THAT IS BEAUTIFUL.( APPLAUSE )
THAT IS ABSOLUTELY–>>Jon: LOVE THAT. RIGHT ON.>>Stephen: THAT’S MOVING AND
IT’S TRUE. AND IT’S TRUE. BUT YOU KNOW IT’S REALLY GOING
TO ENRAGE TRUMP. BECAUSE IT FEATURES HIS TWO
LEAST-FAVORITE THINGS: IMMIGRANTS AND FATHERS WHO LOVE
THEIR SONS.( LAUGHTER )
NOW, LATER ON, REPRESENTATIVE SEAN MALONEY ASKED VINDMAN ABOUT
THAT STATEMENT.>>I AM STRUCK BY THAT PHRASE,
“DO NOT WORRY,” YOU ADDRESSED YOUR DAD. HE WOULD HAVE WORRIED IF YOU
WERE PUTTING YOURSELF UP AGAINST THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
STATE, IS THAT RIGHT?>>HE DEEPLY WORRIED ABOUT IT,
BECAUSE IN HIS CONTEXT, IT WAS THE ULTIMATE RISK.>>AND WHY DO YOU HAVE
CONFIDENCE THAT YOU CAN DO THAT AND TELL YOUR DAD NOT TO WORRY?>>CONGRESSMAN, BECAUSE THIS IS
AMERICA. THIS IS THE COUNTRY THAT I HAVE
SERVED AND DEFENDED, THAT ALL OF MY BROTHERS HAVE SERVED, AND
HERE, RIGHT MATTERS.( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: THAT’S RIGHT. THANK YOU. THANK YOU, LIEUTENANT COLONEL. YES, IN AMERICA, RIGHT MATTERS. UNLESS YOU’RE ONE OF THE
CONGRESSMEN ON THE RIGHT, THEN NOT SO MUCH THESE DAYS. WHEN REPUBLICAN RANKING MEMBER
DEVIN NUNES BEGAN HIS QUESTIONING, VINDMAN WAS NOT
AFRAID TO CLAP BACK.>>MR. VINDMAN, YOU TESTIFIED IN
YOUR DEPOSITION THAT YOU DID NOT KNOW THE WHISTLEBLOWER.>>RANKING MEMBER, IT’S
LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN, PLEASE.( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: OR MS. JACKSON, IF YOU’RE NASTY.( LAUGHTER )
THEN– I’M PARAPHRASING, OBVIOUSLY. THEN IT CAME TIME FOR UTAH
REPRESENTATIVE CHRIS STEWART, WHO USED HIS TIME TO THROW
SHADE ON VINDMAN’S MILITARY SERVICE.>> I SEE YOU’RE WEARING YOUR
DRESS UNIFORM, KNOWING THAT’S NOT THE UNIFORM OF THE DAY. YOU NORMALLY WEAR A SUIT TO THE
WHITE HOUSE. I THINK IT’S A GREAT REMINDER OF
YOUR MILITARY SERVICE.>>Stephen: CONGRESSMAN, I SEE
YOU’RE WEARING YOUR LITTLE BITCH FACE. IT’S NOT THE FACE OF THE DAY,
IT’S NOT THE FACE OF THE DAY, BUT IT IS A GREAT REMINDER THAT
YOU’RE A TOTAL DOUCHE. VINDMAN HAS AN IDENTICAL TWIN
BROTHER, WHO ALSO SERVES IN THE MILITARY, AND THAT WAS BROUGHT
UP BY TEXAS REPRESENTATIVE JOAQUIN CASTRO, WHOSE IDENTICAL
TWIN, JULIAN, IS CURRENTLY RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT.>>IT’S GREAT TO TALK TO A
FELLOW IDENTICAL TWIN. AND I HOPE THAT YOUR BROTHER
IS NICER TO YOU THAN ME AND DOESN’T MAKE YOU GROW A BEARD
( LAUGHTER )
WEIRD TWIN LANGUAGE.( TALKING IN TWIN LANGUAGE )
( LAUGHTER )
NO LETTERS, PLEASE.( LAUGHTER )
REPUBLICAN JIM JORDAN IMPLIED THAT LIEUTENANT COLONEL VINDMAN
DID NOT HAVE THE TRUST OF HIS SUPERIORS, BUT VINDMAN
BROUGHT THE RECEIPTS.>>SO YOUR BOSS HAD CONCERNS
ABOUT YOUR JUDGMENT. YOUR FORMER BOSS, DR. HILL, HAD
CONCERNS ABOUT YOUR JUDGMENT. ANY IDEA WHY THEY HAVE THOSE
IMPRESSIONS, COLONEL VINDMAN?>>YES, REPRESENTATIVE JORDAN,
I GUESS I’LL START BY READING DR. HILL’S OWN WORDS AS SHE–
SHE ATTESTED TO IN MY LAST EVALUATION THAT WAS DATED
MIDDLE OF JULY, RIGHT BEFORE SHE LEFt. “ALEX IS A TOP 1% MILITARY
OFFICER AND THE BEST ARMY OFFICER I’VE WORKED, WITH
IN MY 15 YEARS OF GOVERNMENT SERVICE. HE’S BRILLIANT, UNFLAPPABLE, AND
EXERCISES EXCELLENT JUDGMENT.”>>Stephen: “HE USES EXCELLENT
JUDGEMENT. HE PLANS AHEAD. HE BRINGS DOCUMENTS THAT REBUT
JIM JORDAN’S WEAK-ASS SMACK TALK EVEN BEFORE IT LEAVES HIS
DIRTY LITTLE MOUTH.”( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
>>OH!>>Stephen: REPUBLICANS SPENT
THE WHOLE HEARING TRYING TO MAKE IT ABOUT THE BIDENS, SO DURING
HIS QUESTIONS, DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSMAN WELCH OFFERED A
CHALLENGE TO PRESIDENT TRUMP.>>AND I WILL SAY THIS TO
PRESIDENT TRUMP: YOU WANT TO INVESTIGATE JOE BIDEN, YOU WANT
TO INVESTIGATE HUNTER BIDEN, GO AT IT. DO IT. DO IT HARD. DO IT DIRTY, AND DO IT THE WAY
YOU DO DO IT. JUST DON’T DO IT BY ASKING A
FOREIGN LEADER TO HELP YOU IN YOUR CAMPAIGN.>>Stephen (AS WELCH):
“DO IT. DO IT HARD. DO IT DIRTY. BUT DO IT RIGHT HERE IN FRONT OF
US, WHERE WE CAN ALL WATCH YOUR DIRTY, NASTY LITTLE DOING
IT. AND I YIELD THE REMAINDER MY
TIME TO MISTRESS DOMINA, PRINCESS OF PUNISHMENT.”

100 Responses

  1. lunabranwen says:

    J. Jordan can't even answer questions about abuse at a certain school ? What a complete ass clown

  2. WWG1WGA Patriots Worldwide says:

    Russia hoax, impeachment hoax……*YAWNS* What will be the next lunatic lefty hoax 😴😴😴 Oh wait, wasnt it Obama's cancerous administration meddling with Russia, oh I hear Bidens been meddling within Ukraine laundering money that has a paper trail back to Obama admin……those sweet sweet incoming indictments… Those demoRAT tears 2Q2Q

  3. M NOP says:

    Vindman is a traitor and complicit in the coup take out an elected president…..

  4. Agent Fungus says:

    Knowing that people like Vindman exist in the US gives me hope.
    And yet the Repubs take little snarky pubescent jabs at him.

  5. Joseph Stalingrad says:

    Vinman is a an amrican hero

  6. Hornswroggle says:

    2:01 I'd add to that one more point
    1. immigrants
    2. fathers who love their sons
    and
    3. the Truth

  7. Hornswroggle says:

    I do so love it when people in these hearings answer with black on white proof that the asking Representative is either a fool or a liar.

  8. john wildman says:

    UCMJ?????

  9. Sun Tzu says:

    Vindman just looks and sounds like Dr Evil.

  10. Grim Sleeper says:

    What 16 year old wrote all the memes into this episode?

  11. SEN says:

    4:44 That's exactly my mother tongue malayalam sounds like. 😀

  12. Lynda Turner says:

    Lt. Col. Vindman is the hero we need!

  13. clarissa pennington says:

    I love you Stephen

  14. Jason says:

    someone please pin another medal on Vindman

  15. carlosflar says:

    "right matters" mic drops

  16. Holly Broughton says:

    Took me way too long to realize his shirt was baby blue not white stephen colbert fashion icon

  17. Monir Loghmani says:

    Sibemamnfo

  18. Yudhisthira dasa says:

    Hare Krishna, Hare Krishna, Krishna Krishna, Hare Hare, Hare Rama, Hare Rama, Rama Rama, Hare Hare

  19. Meet LeAnne says:

    Well done, Stephen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  20. Cheryl Kallman says:

    Jum Jordan is EVIL. SHAME ON U OHIO'S

  21. Angela Payne says:

    #monologue #colbert Lt. Col. Vindman is real hero those trying to smear him are evil

  22. Angela Payne says:

    #repdevinnunes is a real idiot LMBO #REPJIMJORDAN biggest sucker ever

  23. Lindalee Law says:

    Lie and Impeach .

  24. gljm99 says:

    In the Iraq War Lt. Col. Vindmin received the "Order of the Purple Heart" in the Vietnam War Donald Trump received the "Order of the Purple Bone Spur".

  25. Dorothy Allen says:

    Lt. Col. Vindman go on with your bad self.

  26. Nicola Moran says:

    Wow brilliant

  27. Lindalee Law says:

    I'd think it was less costly to simply arrest them all after this. A felony is jail time and immediately narrows your list of possible jobs or career.
    In the end I want their earning power reduced as well as them being persona non grada for their quid pro quo.
    Latin / law Day I

  28. Milo says:

    Trump weaklings are #losing! lol!

  29. Flim Flamsy says:

    Garbage show.

  30. Bleeding Eye Watcher says:

    The reaction of Republicans both in politics and in the media to Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman’s testimony is merely more proof that when they say “support our troops” they mean only so long as the troops don’t inconvenience and contradict their political narrative.

  31. Krimog says:

    "Immigrants, fathers who love their sons"… …and "truth".

  32. John Price says:

    I guess the point is, his duty uniform designator is civilian dress attire and it appears he may be profiling for the cameras, which its quite obvious he is, military history aside.

  33. Hal Wakka says:

    When people of certain rank get interrogated by police/law enforcement etc, their titles (military rank, doctorr, reverend) tend to be deliberately not mentioned to psychologically "bring them down."  Looks like it backfired here.  🙂

  34. Genevieve Stebbings says:

    820 anti-Americans

  35. 1fotcn says:

    Unfortunately, Trump's administration demonstrates that money is more important than truth in America.

  36. AntiSemitic Kiwi says:

    lol love that Latka Gravas impersonation, you nailed it

  37. salas7146 says:

    Jim Jordan is mean and rude the rest of the repbulicans like kissing ass to Donald Trump

  38. TheJukeboxhero15 says:

    VINDMAN AND FIONA HILL ALL FLED THEIR FAMILIES, VINDMAN, MAYBE JEWISH, FROM UKRAINE AND HILL FROM NORTHERN ENGLAND. WE ARE LOOKING AT HILL'S MOTHER. HER FATHER, EVIDENTLY SERVED AS AN UK SOLIDER.

  39. TheJukeboxhero15 says:

    WE NEED TO LOOK AT OUR IMMIGRATION PRACTICES. DEEP STATE

  40. TheJukeboxhero15 says:

    DEEP STATE

  41. Savadorason1 says:

    -"Because here, Right Matters". That was so powerful, beautiful, fair, & profound. Especially after we've all been subjected to so many wrongs trying to pass itself off as right. & Vindman left Russia for here. Meanwhile trump, is owned by Russia, for bad financial & possibly other reasons.

  42. Marty MC says:

    Sir…you owned Congress…a true American hero!

  43. Killer Labowski says:

    Lt Col. Vindman fought in wars because he wanted to. This hearing was a vacation to him.

  44. Depcom says:

    Vindian is a prime example of a leader with unquestionable integrity. Too bad we cannot say that about the orange colored slob thinking up the position of his Commander In Chief.
    I'm proud to say there are many officers in the military like LTC Vindman and all stand ready to defend our country against all enemies, foreign and DOMESTIC. It's a shame that the coward at the top of the military chain of command ain't nothing but a domestic enemy of our country and our armed forces.

  45. ModeratelyStable Genius says:

    Rep Chris Stewart, it's ok your guy Gymboree Jordan doesnt wear the uniform of the day either, just the same sweaty shirt he's worn for 3 days plus his Boldify spray-on hair fibers.

  46. debbie541 says:

    lol twin language

  47. Roberto Del Conde says:

    Vindman is a clear example of an immigrant, Americans(particularly Republicans) take note imigrants come here to selflessly serve and have a better life. I hope Vindman becomes the symbol of Immigrants to the Americans who dont want them.

  48. PutinTrump2020 X says:

    When will Vindman be on the show.

  49. May Walser says:

    “Do not worry. I will be fine for telling the truth.”

    “Here, right matters.” ❤️👏

    Lt. Colonel Vindman honestly made me feel a little more hopeful for the future of America.

  50. FreeSpirit0978 says:

    HES WEARING A BLUE SHIRT…it looks good….that’s all.

  51. FreeSpirit0978 says:

    We don’t deserve Vindman. 😭

  52. ND7652 says:

    I hope someone replays this when the Republi…………CONS start preaching about how much they "love" the Military .

  53. ND7652 says:

    Define IRONY : Lt Col Vindman being SAFER in Iraq than in America .

  54. Sheila Walsh says:

    I nominate LTC Vindman for People’s magazine: Sexiest Man alive. And a Times Magazine: Person of the Year. Please vote!

  55. zara fundi says:

    Why didn't Congress and Senators investigate Hunter Biden when they were majority, something dont make sense,we changing our mind after observing and watching the hearing, we do not doubt that Trump did it,full stop.

  56. Michele Godlevski says:

    Hey Vindman…how come you aren’t running? 🙂

  57. Arnold I am Rudy Rimmer says:

    Republicans in 2019: piss all over a hero and slur his record. Semper Fi A-holes.

  58. Alba Gutierrez says:

    Do not mess with our military I don’t care if they are Democrats or Republicans they deserve all our respect no matter what

  59. LaStrangeWords says:

    Is that man single? Let me date him🤯

  60. Fun Since 71 says:

    What a clear contrast between a true patriot like Vindman and the scum of the earth Republicans working an angenda for Fox News.

  61. Joey Durazo says:

    Wow can that guy be president? Big heart eyes. Vindman 2020 🖤 wow he bashed every single thing they threw at him. And so concise!

  62. Cockcheese Maghee says:

    Vindman knows E r i c C i a r a m e l l a is the traitor being called a "whistleblower"

  63. Cockcheese Maghee says:

    E r i c C i a r a m e l l a = "whistleblower"

  64. John Culley says:

    President Trump ought to immediately replace all U.S. Army personnel working in or near the White House with Marines and Air Force members after his experience with this indiscreet motor-mouth.

  65. m brights says:

    Best words I've heard all week: "even before it leaves his dirty little mouth" 5:45. Love u Stephen!

  66. swingking64 says:

    Ever get tired of cheering on the liars and losers Colbert? Nice fake laugh track.

  67. Arjan Stam says:

    Jim Jordan non-verbal at 5:30 "WTF!" Priceless.

  68. stickersadd20hp says:

    ”#IMPEACHMENT IS ABOUT #CLEANSING THE OATH OF OFFICE” #LINDSEYGRAHAM

    #LOCKTHEMUP #LOCKTHEMUP #LOCKTHEMUP #IMPEACH #IMPEACH #BRIBERY AGAINST #UKRAINE

  69. James Sefcak says:

    vindman knocked it right out of the park.

  70. Anthony Nycholas says:

    PAC-MAN PEACH!! O.o

  71. Jason O'Toole says:

    Lt.Col Vindman I salute you Sir.

  72. Ernesto Jr. Acosta says:

    Again, have these Republicans no shame?

  73. Tiny Rick says:

    Who else here is tired of WINNING?????

  74. rampart rod says:

    jim Jordan no balls

  75. qopoy dnon says:

    He whipped that evaluation out and smacked him the face with it then shoved it down his throat. HOORAH!!!

  76. mad max says:

    There was nothing on trump, you should stay away from politics.

  77. Molly Spurgeon says:

    That was so uncomfortable lol

  78. Jenny Sawyer says:

    Lying lying lying left

  79. grodhagen says:

    Jordan represents the county where my two adult children vote. These are two votes he won't get.

  80. Alexandra Taillerault says:

    All those Jordan, Nunez, and other members of the trumpafia are mean, coward, uncivilized, uneducated, devoid of culture, knowledge and good manners. They really show a pitiful and humiliating image of the US to the rest of the world. At least, someone should teach Jordan that « the toad’s slobber does not reach the splendour of the star » and that he’s really loosing his saliva and his time in front of LT Col Vindman, as in front of any other witness by the way, on top of making himself ridiculous and laughable! And that’s also true for Nunez and the others, although Jordan really appears to be the most ridiculous.

  81. Xcite Carnalval says:

    Why is it so hard for people to stop following a bad president? If you think ttump is a good person, he’s associated with criminal pedophiles, how do you talk that one down? There’s nothing about him to even support to begin with! Money isn’t everything!

  82. Thane Krios says:

    Can someone please teach Gym Jordan how to properly tie a tie?

  83. Alexis Assadi says:

    The impeachment hearings are damning. But Republicans are living in a different universe.

  84. Chi Chu says:

    Any Republicans Congress people are always acting like jackasses in any settings.Trying to defends themselves or the guy sit at the top belong to their party.

  85. gatosyratones says:

    Vindeman is the man ! Like a boss

  86. FiatDuster says:

    Colbert does the same tired B.S. every night. Once a talent, now a supreme hack.

  87. Stephen Brady says:

    Lt. Col. Vindman could've caught KIRA before L.

  88. Google User says:

    I'm so embarrased for the Republicans 🙇‍♀️🤷‍♂️🤦‍♂️

  89. Toaster N'Friends says:

    Imagine for a moment the response from Republicans if it was a Democrat saying these things and asking these questions of a greatly respected military witness testifying against Obama.

  90. Bud Tommy says:

    No way any thing is going to happen to Trump. But their is a Democrat FBI lawyer who may be facing jail time for altering a FISA warrant against Carter Paige. The FBI has just let him go. Trump last poll is now leading in the battle ground state of Wisconsin. Independents are now last poll come out against Impeachment. Please Democrats Impeach. Let's have a trial in the Senate run by the Republicans. Trump wants it. Also he wants Hunter Biden and Schiff and whistleblower called in as the first witnesses. And with the Horowitz report coming out Dec.9th. much of it can expose Democrat abuses in the Senate trial. Brennan, Klapper and the 7th. floor of the FBI had better lawyer up with Barr, Durham and their investigators hot on their trail. Please Democrats vote for Impeachment and reelect Donald Trump come Nov. 2020.

  91. Dan Nájera says:

    Trump is a cult.

  92. Chubby Wubby Booboo says:

    Republicans demanded the behind-closed-door testimony to be opened to the public, and when it is they go… https://youtu.be/d3a3lbSzEVY?t=25

  93. Bud Tommy says:

    President Trump’s approval rating ticked back up amid the public impeachment battle, a poll released Wednesday found. 

    A Gallup poll found 43 percent of respondents supported Trump’s performance, 2 percentage points more than the end of October poll

  94. Bud Tommy says:

    GOOGLE: Trump leads in Wisconsin amid impeachment, and Democrats …
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com › opinion › trump-leads-in-wisconsi…
    20 hours ago – If I am a Democratic strategist, I am at least a little bit worried about the new Marquette Law School survey showing President Trump winning Wisconsin in hypothetical match-ups against top-tier 2020 Democratic primary candidates. … I would be worried also that the survey shows a …

  95. Bud Tommy says:

    GOOGLE:Trump leads in Wisconsin amid impeachment, and Democrats …
    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com › opinion › trump-leads-in-wisconsi…
    20 hours ago – If I am a Democratic strategist, I am at least a little bit worried about the new Marquette Law School survey showing President Trump winning Wisconsin in hypothetical match-ups against top-tier 2020 Democratic primary candidates. … I would be worried also that the survey shows a …

  96. Robin Chakravarty says:

    3:22 you can't expect anyone to say such a long title everytime they speak. They have trouble saying the full name of AOC and that is only 3 words. If the situation was reversed and he was a Trump supporter being addressed by a Democrat, Stephen would make fun of him for being such a diva about a technicality and acting like a hot shot army guy who always seeks validation by making everyone salute him all the time. It's very easy to present someone in a good or bad light.

  97. David Evans says:

    Yet the republican talking points are still being hammered into the heads of vulnerable people who don’t question their lies and are supported by Facebook.

  98. michael Federoff says:

    Jordan is such a useless figure

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