Rep. Smith Has Concerns About Waiver Needed For Austin To Serve As Biden Defense Sec. | MTP Daily

Rep. Smith Has Concerns About Waiver Needed For Austin To Serve As Biden Defense Sec. | MTP Daily 1


Rep. Adam Smith (D-Wash.) discusses his concerns about the waiver needed for Lloyd Austin to serve as Defense Secretary in the Biden administration. Aired on 12/28/2020.
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Rep. Smith Has Concerns About Waiver Needed For Austin To Serve As Biden Defense Sec. | MTP Daily

40 Comments on "Rep. Smith Has Concerns About Waiver Needed For Austin To Serve As Biden Defense Sec. | MTP Daily"

  1. Trump Putin's puppet . | December 28, 2020 at 2:37 PM | Reply

    23 days until putin / trump illegal fake ugly presidency is over.

  2. I like turtles

  3. AllNiteLemonade | December 28, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

    – *If you could reason with Trump supporters They wouldn’t be Trump supporters* –

  4. AllNiteLemonade | December 28, 2020 at 2:47 PM | Reply

    Trump has two parts of a brain: ‘left’ and ‘right’.

    In the left side there’s nothing right.
    And in the right side there’s nothing left.

    • Disgusting, cheating pretend president Elect Joe and his disgusting, corrupt family Will NEVER get close to the White House. Heading to DC on the 6th to watch Mr Biden officially lose and Librals cry AGAIN!

    • timandsue legere | December 28, 2020 at 5:55 PM | Reply

      @N 827 lol lol don’t forget your tinfoil hat lol lol

    • philosophicalreason | December 28, 2020 at 6:49 PM | Reply

      @N 827 LOL Even Pence said Trump lost you sheep are pathetic.

    • AllNiteLemonade | December 28, 2020 at 6:58 PM | Reply


    • @N 827
      Dear cultists, do NOT forget your MANDATORY education starting 20/Jan 2021. America will do its best to educate your kind to understand and respect facts, truths, logic, science, decency, humanity, civility, …

      Failing this education will automatically end with losing your citizenship. Not that any of your kind ever deserved to have it. Oh, and Confederacy is bad. Very bad.

  5. I wonder why?….🤔

  6. Why won’t Duckworth support it? Sour grapes?

    • She supports the rule that necessitates the waiver for him to serve. Sounds like she’d support him for the role once the waiting period is up, but sees no reason to waive that period.

    • Deborah Freedman | December 28, 2020 at 7:22 PM | Reply

      She’s not a hypocrite. She opposed Mattis for the same reason she opposes Austin.

  7. I have no opinion on the waiver thing, but General Austin served for 41 years and retired when Cadet Bonespurs took office.
    Sounds like a pretty reasonable and forward-thinking man, if you ask me.

    • Deborah Freedman | December 28, 2020 at 7:14 PM | Reply

      Our founding fathers wanted civilian control of the military for good reasons. Austin may be a good man, but his being on the board of a defense contractor, Raytheon, should be disqualification enough for this job. The fact he needs a waiver makes him an even worse choice. Michelle Flournoy would have been a better choice, but then she wasn’t good buddies with Biden’s late son. This pick of Austin smacks of cronyism.

    • @Deborah Freedman And compared to anyone in the Trumpanzee administration Austin is about 10 billion times more qualified, more honest, more patriotic, and more everything

  8. Come on Mr. President, Get your “crowd” in the Senate to pass this. So that “we” can say that you did at least “one” good thing for “us”.

  9. Woow woow 😍💋 💝💖❤️

  10. Mcgrath Butler | December 28, 2020 at 3:12 PM | Reply

    10:43 has the best 😍💋 💝💖❤️

  11. Republicans are hypocrites. In other news, water is wet.

  12. Come on, now they all of a sudden care about picks

    • Source Fractal OOTB | December 28, 2020 at 4:51 PM | Reply

      Presidential candidates are NOT even vetted. It would have been too easy to disqualify The Donald if it mattered. Look at the goons Trump sold Ambassadorships to….think they were ever vetted? It’s not even an issue in DC.

    • Deborah Freedman | December 28, 2020 at 7:16 PM | Reply

      @Source Fractal OOTB Supposedly they are vetted by the voters. We fell down on the job.

  13. surely you joke, mein failüre | December 28, 2020 at 4:24 PM | Reply

    Thank God things are going back to normal. After four years of the Republicans just letting Trump do any kind of “acting” appointment in order to circumvent the confirmation process, they are finally remembering that they’re supposed to question presidential appointments at least a little. Maybe soon they’ll be telling Biden that even 36 months before an election is much much too soon to seat a SCOTUS judge.

    Edit: Biden should just do “acting” appointments for a few years in order to show them why laws are meaningless if not equally applied to all.

    • Deborah Freedman | December 28, 2020 at 7:21 PM | Reply

      Acting secretaries don’t need approval, which is why Trump used them. And the only reason Mattis was given a waiver, was it was correctly assumed that Trump’s next pick would be even worse. Biden could do better than picking a Sec. of Defense because he was friends with his son. Someone without Austin’s numerous conflicts of interest, and a true civilian, should have been chosen. There is too much sexism in the armed forces, a female Sec. of Defense would eliminate the boy’s club atmosphere.

  14. You wont need to worry about it.

  15. Pick one that doesn’t go against the guidelines. pretty easy.

  16. Austin will obviously have to totally distance himself from Raytheon, Nucor and Tenet.

    • Deborah Freedman | December 28, 2020 at 7:17 PM | Reply

      Or better, someone without his numerous conflicts of interest should be chosen, like Flournoy. It would be nice to see a woman in this role, and she is uniquely qualified, more qualified than Austin.

  17. The goo administration covered in scum

  18. Maybe then he can help the call for General Flynn back to active service so he can face court martial for being a TRAITOR and no longer be able to collect a military pension. He’s a disgrace to the uniform. My father was career army and he would have been OUTRAGED at this sleazy behavior.

  19. James Christianson | December 28, 2020 at 8:06 PM | Reply

    Such concern for things that will never exist.

  20. Considering the knuckle heads in the current Senate, Austin should pass on the nomination. But since he’s a true Patriot he’ll accept and be subject to Republican’s Jim Crow style inquisition.

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