As an immigrant myself and the child of a veteran who was killed as a resulted of being wounded in Vietnam, I thank you for your courage and your service! I have never served on a national level, just at the state level. I can't imagine what you are going through right now. I just recently completed a deposition on abuse of power at the Capitol, but the pressure of being on national live tv must be enormous. I am so proud that you represent us today!
This is in relation to the impeachment inquiry. As most of you know I was put on the no fly list and had the validity of my naturalization challenged in the summer of 18 as my wife and I were ready to work in a refugee camp in Greece.
If there is an abuse or power article this could become part of the record of how the orange asshole is messing over every day citizens.
The hearing went well. I was a bit nervous and awed by being there. They had all my records. All the green cards I had, the score of my naturalization test and also the dates of the 29 times I have gone in and out of the country during my life. They also had the documentation when I was charged with inciting a riot when George Bush came to Tacoma as VP campaigning to be President. The charges were dropped but the repubs still brought it up.
I got into trouble twice. Once when the republican staff counsel asked me about being on the no fly list. I was once before also right before the 2008 repuke convention. They were insinuating that I should have seen it coming. I answered that in 2018 I didn't expect we would have a rethuglican dictator along with a sycophantic majority republican house and senate behind him. It was stricken from the record.
What I did get in was another response, but I was admonished for it. The repub staff counsel insinuated that I cheated on the citizenship test. So I just looked at him and said "I challenge you to go toe to toe with me on civic questions and I bet I would mop the floor with you"
Other than that, It was calm and I got my story out. I was in for 26 minutes. I am relieved that I am done and very grateful for all of your kindness and support.
In Gratitude Mike C
about ready to enter the US House of Rep to testify
this may not be important to others but it is important to me. Last year just as my wife and I were going to go to Greece to work in a refugee camp, I was put on the no fly list and had my naturalization as a US citizen questioned by trump's State Department. I had to go before a judge to get it straightened out. I testify today at the US House about being put on the no fly list and also about having the validity of my naturalization challenged. It will be part of the supporting documents on trump's abuse of power if they have article in the impeachment case about that. Wish me luck. Thanks.
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