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Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be US defense secretary

Shanahan withdraws from consideration to be US defense secretary

Patrick Shanahan stepped down as acting defense secretary on Tuesday and withdrew his name from consideration to permanently fill the post. The decision comes amid reports of domestic violence in his family nine years ago, including between his ex-wife and his son and one between him and his ex-wife. Shanahan stepped down citing a ’painful’ family situation that would hurt his children.

KCooper
KCooper
Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

The revolving door turns again. As long as Trump's nominees don't face confirmation hearings, Trump can continue shopping for yes men.

Coeus
Coeus 1 year

Another one bites the dust... What a great tune! Dum, dum, dum; Another one bites the dust... And another one down, another one down... another one bites the dust... Fuck what's important folks, let's all hum the tune... And another one down, another one down, another one bites the dust... Dum, dum, dum... What? Shanahan caved? Aaaaand.. Another one bites the dust... etc.

Mod Okay
Mod Okay 1 year

Another winner in the Trump cabinet... o wait.

michael zubas
michael zubas 1 year

Don't beat your wife. escpecially in public.

Miles O'Brien
Miles O'Brien 1 year

In light of the revelations about Shanahan's domestic issues and that these would be an unquestionable reason to deny confirmation, I am forced to wonder if ANY vetting was done by Trump's staff. If there was no vetting, then that, to me, would constitute malfeasance by the president. If the was vetting, and Shanahan's issues were known, did Trump think it could be covered up? My take on this is that Trump picks these disasters for his cabinet and pool of advisers so that he will always have an easily disposable scapegoat when things inevitably go sideways for the administration. All the power resides with the president with virtually no input from anybody.

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