Inhofe softens on Shanahan; supports plan to 'backfill' MILCON funds tapped for wall

By Tony Bertuca  
March 5, 2019 at 11:50 AM
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe (R-OK) tried today to be more supportive of acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan than he has been in the past, but said he wishes former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis would return to the Pentagon. "I do like him, I've spent a lot of time with him and all that," Inhofe said of Shanahan in a wide-ranging discussion with reporters. "But if I had a choice between him and Mattis, you know . ...

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