On his 1st working day of retirement, key Donald Trump impeachment demo witness Lt. Colonel Alexander Vindman claimed in a Washington Publish op-ed Saturday that talking up against the president price him his career  — but he thinks “right matters.”

“When I was questioned why I had the confidence to tell my father not to worry about my testimony, my response was, ‘Congressman, since this is America,” he recalled in the piece of his testimony.

“This is the country I served and defended, that all my brothers have served, and right here, proper issues.”

He extra, “To this working day, regardless of almost everything that has transpired, I continue on to feel that in The united states, appropriate matters. I want to support make sure that right matters for all Us residents.”

Vindman had testified in November that he experienced listened in on Trump’s July 25, 2019 contact with Ukraine’s leader — in which the president leaned on Ukrainian chief Volodymyr Zelensky to start an investigation into former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter — and was convinced the president abused his ability for private political gain.

In ending his 21-year Military career, the Purple Heart receiver blamed bullying, intimidation and retaliation by Trump and his allies.

Trump experienced pushed Vindman out of the White Household in February.