Senate Republicans seek answers on Austin's medical absence; House GOP launches inquiry

By Tony Bertuca / January 10, 2024 at 1:50 PM
Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), the top-ranking GOP lawmaker on the Senate Armed Services Committee, led 11 of his fellow Republicans in sending a letter to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin today seeking answers on whether the Pentagon may have broken the law amid the secrecy surrounding Austin’s ongoing hospitalization. “The department’s failure to immediately inform the President, Congress and the Comptroller General of the United States of your incapacitation clearly contravenes the requirements of the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998,”...

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