Nominee for Air Force's No. 2 civilian faces fierce GOP criticism over border

By Vanessa Montalbano / January 23, 2024 at 3:18 PM
Senate Armed Services Committee Republicans today slammed President Biden's nominee for Air Force under secretary over the administration's delayed response in identifying the Chinese surveillance balloon last year and her office's alleged mishandling of stored Southern border wall materials. During a hearing to consider several Defense Department nominations, committee Ranking Member Roger Wicker (R-MS) said he has “real doubts” about Melissa Dalton’s performance in prior roles that are likely to hamstring her confirmation as the Air Force’s No. 2 civilian...

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