Inhofe Wants New SECDEF Soon

Inhofe Wants New SECDEF Soon

Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said this week he wants President Trump to nominate a permanent secretary of defense and that he doesn’t think it should be Acting Secretary Patrick Shanahan. Inhofe’s remarks came during a roundtable with reporters, according to Military Times.

He said that Shanahan lacks the “humility” that former secretary James Mattis had and that a Senate-confirmed secretary will have more credibility.

“If you’re an acting, you don’t have the force you need in the office,” Inhofe said.

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson dodged a question on Politico’s Women Rule podcast about rumors she could be up for the job.

 

Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan in Afghanistan this week. DOD photo by Lisa Ferdinando

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