United States, Colonel Alexander Alexander Feminine, America discussed on MSNBC Rachel Maddow (audio)
Really striking moments from the last impeachment. Hearing before for today was the spontaneous applause that broke out in the hearing room when Maria vich concluded her testimony Marie von which former ambassador to Ukraine applause broke out. I don't know if you go to church if you go to. Religious Services in some churches like people applaud. That's not weird thing and other churches. There's never applause. I'm a Catholic Doc. Other churches clap. I know but we clap. Your Vertu Catholic mass and people start clapping. It probably means something's wrong and it's time to go but you know The same thing sometimes happens with congressional hearings. I guess which we've never really seen before I've never seen before. But there was people clapping at the end of marie-yvonne revived testimony last week and then it also happened today. Not at the end of the day it happened in the middle of the testimony that involve Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Alexander Feminine. When my father was forty seven years old he left behind his entire life and the only home he had ever known and to start over in the in the United States so his three sons could have a better and safer lives? His courageous decision inspired a deep sense of gratitude. And my brothers brothers and myself and still a sense of duty and service all three of us have served or currently serving in the military in Russia. My my act of expressing concern to the chain of command in an official and private channel would have severe personal professional repercussions and offering public testimony involving the president would surely cost me my life dad. I'm sitting here today. In the. US Capitol talking to our elected professionals. Talking to our electric professionals is proof that you made the right decision forty 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. It would have worried if you were putting yourself up against the president states is that right. He deeply worried about it because in his context there was there was the ultimate risk. And why do you have confidence that you can do that. And to tell your dad not to worry congressman because this is America is the country I've served and defended that all of my brothers have served and here right matters. Thank you sir..