July 25, 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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38 Responses

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

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

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

          1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!!

    1. 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.

  4. 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.

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

    1. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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 !!!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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 .

  10. 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.

    1. 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!

  11. 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……!!!!!

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

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