McCain questions Shanahan's Boeing ties; threatens to block nomination

By Tony Bertuca  
June 22, 2017 at 5:32 PM
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman John McCain (R-AZ) on June 20 questioned the corporate ties of President Trump's deputy defense secretary nominee Patrick Shanahan, and threatened to block the former Boeing executive's nomination if he continued to "duck" questions on the threat posed by Russia. McCain said he is "not overjoyed" with Shanahan's past experience as a former executive who spent three decades at Boeing. "I am concerned 90 percent of defense spending is in the hands of five corporations,...

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