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?
Lloyd Austin Confirmed As Secretary of Defense
by Lynne Haze
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