Senate confirms Hyten

By Tony Bertuca  
September 26, 2019 at 2:11 PM

The Senate today voted 75-22 to confirm Air Force Gen. John Hyten to be the next vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Hyten, who currently serves as the chief of U.S. Strategic Command, has been accused of sexual misconduct by Army Col. Kathryn Spletstoser. The Air Force investigated the claims and found they could not be substantiated.

Hyten, whose nomination was announced in April, has denied the charges for months.

His nomination was advanced out the Senate Armed Services Committee in July by a 20-7 vote.