Widespread shock after White House fired Lt Col Vindman’s brother: ‘Trump is completely unrestrained now’
Donald Trump speaking at CPAC 2011 in Washington, D.C. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

The White House escorted Lt. Col. Alexandar Vindman from the White House grounds on Friday after testifying in the inquiry that resulted in President Donald Trump being impeached for abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.


The move was widely seen as retaliation, an analysis that appeared sound on Friday when it was reported that the White House also unceremoniously escorted Vindman's twin brother from the White House grounds.

“Colonel Vindman’s twin brother, Yevgeny Vindman, also an Army lieutenant colonel who worked at the White House, was fired as well and escorted out at the same time,” The New York Times reported, citing “two people briefed on the developments.”

There was widespread revulsion at the action, here's some of what people were saying: