The confirmation procedure for Anthony Tatu, the controversial candidate for the top position in the Pentagon, was canceled on Thursday shortly before the start of his plan, because it was clear that he did not have to vote for its implementation through the committee.
Senate Armed Forces Committee Chairman Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., Said in a statement: “There are many Democrats and Republicans who did not know enough about Anthony Tat to be considered a very important figure at this time.”
“We did not receive the required documentation on time; some of the documents we normally receive before the hearing did not arrive until yesterday, “he continued. “As I told the President last night, we are simply right when the August break is approaching, so it should not serve any useful purpose at this point, and he agreed.”;
The announcement came after Senator Kevin Cramer, RN.D., said he was against Dad’s nomination for Deputy Secretary of Defense for Politics unless the Pentagon changed its mind about adding the names of sailors killed in the USS Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War to a war memorial. in Washington.
“Unless the ministry changes fundamental policy changes, I intend to oppose Dad’s nomination,” Cramer said in a statement last week.
With 14 Republicans and 13 Democrats on the committee, Cramer’s position tilts in balance with Tata’s action outside the committee.
Democrats, meanwhile, have opposed Tate for completely different reasons. In 2018, Dad, a retired Army Brigadier General, called former President Barack Obama a terrorist leader on Twitter. He also said that Iran’s nuclear deal was created because of Obama’s “Islamic roots” and that it was an attempt to “help Iranians and a larger Islamic state crush Israel.”
“We are a bilateral committee. It is fair to say that members on both sides of the alley have raised serious questions about this candidate, “said Senator Jack Reed, the Democrat in committee.” We had the door closed on Tuesday and today’s public hearing had already taken place. President Inhofe has done the right thing here, and it is clear that this nomination will get nowhere without a full, fair and open hearing. “
The White House continues to support Tata, a Trump commentator for Fox News.
Garrett Haake contributed.