Rep. Adam Schiff, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, praised Lt. Col. Alex Vindman’s testimony today and slammed the attacks on him over his Ukrainian origins.
Vindman, the National Security Council's top Ukraine expert, faced attacks by President Trump and Republicans ahead of his testimony.
Schiff, a Democrat from California, also criticized Trump and his allies in Congress over their attacks on the whistleblower, though he did not mention any efforts inside the room to out the whistleblower's identity.
"They have the right to remain anonymous," Schiff said of whistleblowers." They certainly should not be subject to these kind of vicious attacks and other words and actions that threaten their safety for doing their patriotic duty."
Schiff did not respond to questions about the whistleblower.