16 iulie 2019

'Nobody's smoother': Trump defense secretary nominee fully prepared for Senate showdown

http://www.washingtontimes.com

Mark Esper will face the brightest spotlight of his career Tuesday as the Senate takes up his nomination to become defense secretary, but analysts say the former Raytheon executive may be uniquely qualified to weather the storm as Democrats use his confirmation hearing as a forum to bash President Trump’s foreign and national security policies. Mr. Esper , looking to finally fill the vacancy left when James Mattis stepped down as defense secretary in December, is expected to face questions over [...]