22 ianuarie 2021

Retired Gen. Lloyd Austin is confirmed by the Senate; will become the first Black defense secretary


WASHINGTON— Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin was confirmed Friday by the Senate to be the 28th defense secretary and the first Black man to hold the position.The Senate voted 93 to 2 to approve Austin's nomination to the job. Sens. Mike Lee, R-Utah and Josh Hawley, R-Mo. voted against him.Austin's confirmation process started Tuesday with his Senate nomination hearing. On Thursday, the House and Senate voted to approve a waiver that Austin needed to override a law that mandates ex-military [...]