Questioned about Raytheon ties, Esper and GOP point to Obama picks

By Tony Bertuca / July 16, 2019 at 2:42 PM
Army Secretary Mark Esper, nominated to be defense secretary, today defended his time as a senior Raytheon executive as Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) argued that his failure to commit to several of her recusal proposals "smacks of corruption, plain and simple." "I went to war for this country," Esper told the Senate Armed Services Committee during his confirmation hearing. "I served overseas for this country. I've stepped down from jobs that paid me well more than [government work]. Each time,...

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