Vindman: Dad, you made the right choice to leave the Soviet Union. I will be fine for telling the truth.

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During his opening statement, Lt. Col. Vindman shared an emotional message to his father. "Dad, I'm sitting here today, in the U.S. Capitol. Talking to our elected professionals is proof that you made the right decision forty years ago ... Do not worry, I will be fine for telling the truth."