Vindman defends wearing military uniform after 'attacks' in press, Twitter

Army Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the White House National Security Council's top Ukraine expert and a decorated Iraq war veteran, testified at the third public impeachment hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee, wearing his blue dress military uniform and medals.

Rep. Chris Stewart (R-UT) said Vindman wears a suit to the White House and questioned why he wore his uniform to the hearing. Stewart asked, "Do you always insist on civilians calling you by your rank?"

"I am in uniform wearing my military rank, I just thought it was appropriate to stick with that," Vindman replied.

Vindman added: "The attacks I've had in the press and Twitter have kind of eliminated the fact that either - marginalized me as a military officer…”