'That will play poorly with the respect our troops crowd': Twitter rips Devin Nunes for disrespecting Lt. Col. Vindman's rank

As Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman testified on the third day of public hearings in the House's impeachment inquiry of President Trump, there was a brief exchange between him and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) that caught the attention of observers. While addressing the career military officer, Nunes referred to him simply as "Mr. Vindman," prompting the witness to interrupt him and request that Nunes address him by using the proper rank.


"Ranking member, it's Lieutenant Colonel Vindman, please," Vindman said.

The moment, however brief, was a big hit on Twitter with many seeing it as just another example of Republicans' lack of respect for career military officers who also happen to potentially be adversarial to Trump.