WATCH: Graham Defends Vindman Firing, Says He Had a “Political Agenda”

Appearing on “Face the Nation” Sunday morning, Senator Lindsey Graham backed President Trump’s firing of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, arguing Vindman had a political agenda.

TheHill reports Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-S.C.) defended the firing of National Security Council (NSC) Ukraine expert Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, suggesting he may have been involved in leaking information to the whistleblower whose complaint prompted President Trump’s impeachment.

“I think his reassignment was justified, I don’t think he could be effective at the NSC,” Graham said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” on Sunday. “What have I learned in the last two years? CIA agents, Justice Department lawyers, FBI agents have a political agenda and they acted on it, as did Col. Vindman.”

“He was not allowed to be asked questions about his connections to the alleged whistleblower,” Graham added, with host Margaret Brennan pointing out that Vindman was asked and denied any such connections.

Graham also said people in Vindman’s “chain of command have been suspicious of him regarding his political point of view.”