Tuesday, October 29, 2019

This Halloween, Sean Duffy is sporting his Joe McCarthy mask

Give Sean Duffy credit: he's been studying up on another legendary Wisconsin loyalty expert

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- - Joe McCarthy.

It takes a special kind of Wisconsinite to earn this kind of coverage:
Former Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy faces criticism after questioning Lt. Col. Vindman's loyalty to U.S.
Vindman, who fled Ukraine at age 3, is a decorated veteran and received the Purple heart after being injured by a roadside bomb. He serves on the National Security Council and on Tuesday provided testimony in the ongoing impeachment inquiries surrounding President Donald Trump.
And to be in this special group
On Fox News and Right-Wing Web, Alexander Vindman Is Accused of ‘Espionage’
Because, you know, this guy:
Colonel Vindman, 44, grew up in Brooklyn, completed basic training in 1999, and carried out numerous overseas tours in the Army, including in South Korea, Germany and Iraq. In 2003, he was wounded by a roadside bomb and received a Purple Heart. He has served in multiple United States embassies and joined the National Security Council in 2018. 
So while RoJo is definitely Trump's Wisconsin bullpen ace, former log-rolling champion, reality TV show personality and ex-GOP Congressman Duffy is a late-season call-up who could throw an inning or two.
#FireSeanDuffy trends on Twitter as former congressman faces backlash for criticizing Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman
The Washington Post has an expanded story
The fundamentally Un-American attacks on Alexander Vindman
On Tuesday morning, the rhetoric from Trump's defenders was more explicit....
On CNN, former congressman Sean P. Duffy (R-Wis.) suggested that Vindman’s birthplace was important.
“It seems very clear that he is incredibly concerned about Ukrainian defense,” Duffy said. “I don’t know that he’s concerned about American policy.... 
(Of course, Ukraine’s defense is still U.S. policy.)
“...We all have an affinity to our homeland where we came from,” Duffy continued. “Like me, I'm sure that Vindman has the same affinity.…He speaks Ukrainian. He came from the country and he wants to make sure they're safe and free."
Asked whether Vindman was looking out for America first, Duffy demurred. 
Final observation: What's gone haywire at CNN? Isn't one version of "Fox & Friends" enough?

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