January 19, 2021

Manchin Questions Secretary Of Defense Nominee Austin During Nomination Hearing

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC), today questioned Secretary of Defense nominee Retired General Lloyd Austin during his nomination hearing.

“The strength of our military and the admiration the whole world has for it is because of the civilian leadership, I believe your private sector knowledge will be an asset… I truly believe with all my heart you’re the right person at the right time to do this job because it’s a tremendous undertaking and I think to restore the confidence back in the American people that the Defense Department is there to defend us and is run by civilians,” Senator Manchin said in part.

A video of Senator Manchin’s questioning of Secretary of Defense nominee Retired General Austin can be found here.