October 21, 2021

Moderate Dem Congresswoman rips Biden’s choice of defense secretary

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his transition team have continued to dominate news headlines by rolling out their high-level Cabinet and staffing picks on a steady schedule, with the most recent announcement that Biden wants retired four-star Gen. Lloyd Austin to be his Secretary of Defense.

According to Fox News, Biden’s pick for the prominent Cabinet-level position is already drawing criticism from within the Democrat party, as Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI) called into question the appointment of a military officer for the role over a civilian, a move which “feels off,” she claimed. 

Slotkin’s authority on the subject is cemented by her prominent position on the House Armed Services Committee, along with experience from her previous career in which she worked as a CIA intelligence analyst with multiple tours served in the Iraq war under two presidents.

The Michigan lawmaker praised the retired general in a tweet this week, recounting an occasion when she worked with Austin when he was a commander of U.S. military forces in Iraq, but she held nothing back in the tweet about her thoughts on Austin serving as the Defense Secretary.

“But choosing another recently retired general to serve in a role that is designated for a civilian just feels off. The job of secretary of defense is purpose-built to ensure civilian oversight of the military,” Slotkin wrote.

Federal law prohibits recently retired military officers from serving in such a capacity unless they’re able to get a waiver for the position, which would require a vote in both chambers of Congress. The last time that happened was for retired Gen. James Mattis, who served as President Donald Trump’s Defense Secretary.

In a piece written for the Atlantic, Biden defended his reasoning for choosing Austin for the position.

“I chose Lloyd Austin as my nominee for secretary of defense because I know how he reacts under pressure, and I know that he will do whatever it takes to defend the American people,” the former vice president wrote.

Many are already predicting that Austin will have a tough time being confirmed, as he will first have to potentially get the waiver approval from a Republican-controlled Senate, should the GOP retain control after an upcoming special runoff election in Georgia.

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Lt. Rob Polans USMC Spec & Intel Ops., Ret.? (@guest_1085750)
10 months ago

Hate to say it, but military men are usually hawks. I think that is what Biden is looking for.

Benjamin Talmadge (@guest_1085758)

Yep jarheads you must be one not all military men are hawks you do know what kind of hawk Biden is don’t you???

Art Oliva (@guest_1085804)
Reply to  Benjamin Talmadge
10 months ago

YES ,HIDEN JOE BIDEN IS A “CHICKEN HAWK” THAT IS RUNNING SHORT ON HIS LIFETIME!!! HE MIGHT NOT MAKE IT TO SEE THE SPRING???

Terry Bell (@guest_1085933)
Reply to  Art Oliva
10 months ago

I hope you are correct. I wished he would not make it to tomorrow !

Phyllis (@guest_1086381)
Reply to  Terry Bell
10 months ago

I don’t think Biden will be in the position for long, and leaves us with Kamala, who is an avowed Marxist, which may be worse. I’m sure she won’t be any better.

JOEL K GOODMAN (@guest_1085844)

BIDEN IS AS HAWKISH AS A CANARY IN A CAGE.

N A (@guest_1085752)
10 months ago

If the Shoe fits Cowmoomala Harris wear it . Anything O’Biden has done KARMA will
come back and bit U when U don’t Expect it too.

Richard Foote (@guest_1085754)
10 months ago

Get ready for FOUR YEARS of this s***………………………………….

Nate (@guest_1085757)
10 months ago

This country can’t take four years of this idiot Biden and his time-share whore!

John G. Roberts (@guest_1085759)
10 months ago

Botto. Line it will be a living hell in this country just likr Trump said. So all the people that wanted Biden well enjoy your bad Karma. He will ruin this country if Karmla harris doesn’t do it first. Can’t wait for the 2024 election!!!

Patriot (@guest_1085919)
Reply to  John G. Roberts
10 months ago

What??? To see the electronic machines spew out ALL demoncraps, if they get away with this election, the US will be permanently under a one party regime, just like China and the old USSR.

priscilla (@guest_1085761)
10 months ago

i pray very hard every night that god wont let this happen.biden and harris are wrong for our country they will kill the usa,we will become a communist countrybecause of the idiots that voted for him.

ron (@guest_1085802)
Reply to  priscilla
10 months ago

yep

Art Oliva (@guest_1085805)
Reply to  priscilla
10 months ago

IT WAS THE FAKE DEAD VOTERS AND A FEW MILLION FAKE BALLOTS BY THE DEMOCRAPS THAT SUPPOSEDLY VOTED FOR BIDEN AND KAMALA HARRIS!!!

Brenda (@guest_1085964)
Reply to  Art Oliva
10 months ago

Plus the Dominion machines giving Trump votes to Biden. This was found in Michigan, Georgia, and Pennsylvania.

Inna (@guest_1085768)
10 months ago

Only revolution will help. Stand up people for our future generation and our freedom, truth and lives!!!!!

Karen Favaron (@guest_1085779)
Reply to  Inna
10 months ago

I agree. Let’s fight.

George (@guest_1085981)
Reply to  Inna
10 months ago

Arm yourselves to the hilt. Cynthia Johson of Michigan wants the military to do harm to all Trump supporters. Come and get you coward Democraps.

frank (@guest_1086162)
Reply to  Inna
10 months ago

When and where? I will be there.

Carol (@guest_1085770)
10 months ago

What gets me is that Biden praised the fraud in the vote ahead of election so why was he not arrested? Ihave the picture of him saying it.

If Biden/Kamala really take the white house it is going to be a very long 4 years. Our country will not be recognizable at end of 4 years. I’m still hoping and praying they get the evidence they need to return this election to its rightful owner-Donald J. Trump.

Anna (@guest_1085777)
10 months ago

Such snakes .. BLM will own them and they deserve it … Dems never thought it would go this far and now they are stuck..
! Cant stand Karmala . EVIL !!!

ron (@guest_1085803)
Reply to  Anna
10 months ago

Amen

Joe Bunda (@guest_1085784)
10 months ago

Biden is an evil vile senior swamp dwelling creature that will truly destroy our great country! We can’t let that happen! Pl are Lord hear our prayers and remove this satanic administration before they ever take one seat in our government!

Edgar Freindly (@guest_1085786)
10 months ago

The left wing commies are really asking for a civil war. They may get it this time.

George (@guest_1085982)
Reply to  Edgar Freindly
10 months ago

I hope so. I’m ready.

Terri Mikula (@guest_1085801)
10 months ago

I don’t accept Biden and Harris will take office. Because of fraudulent election. Evils of Democrats cowardly. I pray hard work keep fight back freedom, save Americans, Trump win back office in Jan 20th, 2021.

formermarine (@guest_1085808)
10 months ago

Biden nor Kameltoe will not be My president . He is not fit for office and was not elected in but used another country to be elected . I denounce the two traitors and if he comes to my town I will stand in the streets and yell that he is a phony president .

Hank Hodgkins (@guest_1085831)
10 months ago

This past election was an exercise in FRAUD! I have already been banned from some sites for expressing my opinion. Remember, if it walks like a duck, quacks like a duck……. Even coincidences have a statistical upper limit.

Lukas McKane (@guest_1085850)
Reply to  Hank Hodgkins
10 months ago

Don’t feel bad friend, I’ve been censored on numerous sites as well for simple stating the truth! KEEP IT UP, YOU HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO BE HEARD!

Angelika Griffin (@guest_1085866)
10 months ago

It’s been reported that even STATISTICALLY speaking, it was IMPOSSIBLE for biden to have “won” this election…..so there, he is NOT the next president…..Trump was RE-elected……!!!!!

Terry Bell (@guest_1085934)
10 months ago

I hope Biden, Harris, and PISSalousy all die of Covid-19 and is a horrible slow death !

JOAN CUTLER (@guest_1086121)
Reply to  Terry Bell
10 months ago

Have any democrat politicans had covid virus yet? Just wondering.

Don (@guest_1085950)
10 months ago

Biden’s choice or the Dem (neo-communist) party’s???

Dennis (@guest_1086051)
10 months ago

the Demoncraps are ruining this country and will continue to do so. WE the People NEED to Change that By any means possible !!!!!!!

James (@guest_1086112)
10 months ago

Biden needs to catch covid

Larry Gaines (@guest_1086170)
10 months ago

Very Bad Choice. Austin was a crappy General

Kenneth R Kehl (@guest_1086177)
10 months ago

Dont worry Joe You wont be President.

Anna Mae Donnelly (@guest_1086209)
10 months ago

Cry me a river Biden. I have no felling for you are your pet monkey.

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