August 03, 2020

Politico: ‘Shame on you’: Warren slams Esper over handling of Trump’s Pentagon nominee

Warren on Monday condemned the decision to install Tata in the Pentagon without Senate consent.

Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren sharply criticized Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Monday after the administration installed an embattled nominee in a senior Pentagon post amid opposition on Capitol Hill, accusing the Pentagon chief of doing President Donald Trump’s “dirty work.”

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata’s nomination to be undersecretary of defense for policy was upended on Thursday when the Senate Armed Services Committee canceled his confirmation hearing minutes before it was set to begin. Tata has come under fire in recent months for derogatory statements about Muslims and prominent Democratic politicians.


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By:  Connor O'Brien and Lara Seligman