Women have been asking that question for centuries…..but for this post I am talking about a question that must be asked within the Trump administration…..it appears that they are having a bitch of a time finding a Secretary of the Army.
The first nominee was a dude named Viola…a billionaire bud of Trump’s but after a few weeks he decided to withdraw is name….
Vincent Viola, Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Army, has withdrawn his name from consideration.
Viola, founder of digital stock trading firm Virtu Financial and owner of the National Hockey League’s Florida Panthers, said his existing business ties made navigating the confirmation process too difficult.
“I appreciate the confidence President Trump showed in me,” he said in a statement. “I offer my continued support for President Trump and his administration, and look forward to redoubling my efforts to support the Army and its veterans as private citizens.”
The boyz in the White House put their collective heads together and named a replacement for Viola….Mark Green, state senator from Tennessee…..but after a few weeks he up and withdrew his name also…..
President Trump’s choice for Army secretary withdrew his nomination on Friday in the face of growing criticism over his remarks about Muslims and gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender Americans, the AP reports. Mark Green, a Republican state senator from Tennessee, said in a statement that “false and misleading attacks” against him had turned his nomination into a distraction. “Tragically, my life of public service and my Christian beliefs have been mischaracterized and attacked by a few on the other side of the aisle for political gain,” Green said, expressing “deep regret” over the decision. Green is the second Trump nominee for Army secretary to withdraw.
The move to step aside comes after a video began circulating of remarks Green gave in September to a tea party group in Chattanooga. Green, who is opposed to gay marriage, said being transgender is a disease. He urged that a stand be taken against “the indoctrination of Islam” in public schools and also referred to the “Muslim horde” that invaded Constantinople hundreds of years ago. Green’s withdrawal underscores the challenges Trump has faced in filling two of the service secretary posts. The president’s first pick to be the Army’s top civilian, Vincent Viola, dropped out in early February because of financial entanglements, and about three weeks later Philip B. Bilden, the Navy secretary nominee, withdrew for similar reasons.
Their luck sucks! Or maybe they need to vet a bit better to avoid this type of embarrassment….
If anyone would like a name…a good name…then look no further than Chuck Hagel…..why?
He is a Republican, he was a US senator from Nebraska, former Secretary of State…plus he is a combat veteran in the US Army….I can guarantee that a combat vet would do everything in his power to be sure the US Army was in good hands…..(I wrote about Hagel when he resigned as SecState)…..
Of course no one in the White House asked for my recommendation….but they need to look beyond billionaire buddies to control the fate of our soldiers.
They will not…but they should.