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A former U.S. Army officer and veteran responsible for then-President Donald Trump’s first impeachment has announced he is running for Congress in Virginia as a Democrat.
Yevgeny “Eugene” Vindman “plans to announce that he will run for Congress in Virginia’s 7th District, where Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D) has declined to seek another term to run for governor instead,” The Washington Post reported late last week.
He and his twin brother, Alexander, accused Trump of a “quid pro quo” arrangement in which the then-president planned to withhold U.S. military aid from Ukraine unless President Volodymyr Zelenskyy agreed to authorize a criminal inquiry into Joe and Hunter Biden.
“Vindman, 48, is the first Democrat to announce a campaign to succeed Spanberger, whose decision to seek statewide office opens up a competitive seat in the Washington exurbs that is likely to be eyed by Republicans as a pickup opportunity — and by some state and local Democrats as a chance to move to Congress,” The Post noted further, adding that the news site Semafor was the first to…
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