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Lloyd Austin Confirmed As Secretary of Defense


Lloyd Austin

The Senate has confirmed President Biden’s pick for Secretary of Defense, retired Gen. Lloyd Austin.  Austin’s nomination was confirmed by an overwhelming 93-2 margin, making him the first black Defense Secretary in U.S. history.  Austin commanded U.S. forces in the Middle East before retiring in 2016.  He was granted a special Congressional waiver that allows him to serve as Defense secretary despite retiring fewer than seven years ago.  Do you think any of Biden’s Cabinet picks will face a major pushback in the Senate?

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