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October 16, 2020 – The Lincoln Project, in collaboration with VoteVets, today released a new ad titled ‘American Family,’ featuring Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Alex Vindman and his wife Rachel. In the ad, Rachel Vindman discusses how their family was targeted and threatened by President Donald Trump and his enablers after Alex fulfilled his oath to the Constitution during the impeachment process last year.

“This ad highlights a great American Army family that was threatened and attacked publicly by the most powerful man in the world for doing the right thing,” said Fred Wellman, Senior Advisor for Veterans Affairs with The Lincoln Project. “We have heard Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Vindman’s story but imagine being a mother trying to protect your young daughter from the vitriol and hate of the President of the United States and his enablers? They received dozens of threatening messages and letters but more importantly, they received thousands of letters of support. The Vindmans know that those represent our nation far better than Donald Trump ever will.”

“No American citizen, let alone a war hero, should ever feel like they could be punished by the president, just for telling the truth,” said Jon Soltz, Iraq Veteran and Chairman of VoteVets. “But Americans need to realize that if Donald Trump can go after someone like Alexander Vindman, and his family, he can go after anyone, and their family. If we cannot protect those who do right, and who tell the truth, we cannot protect this Republic from falling into authoritarian rule. Alexander made the point that here, in America, right matters. The question for voters now is, will right continue to matter in America?”

The ad will run throughout the weekend on Washington D.C. local news outlets and national cable news.