Kathleen Hicks

Sen. Roger Wicker Calls for a Briefing from the Pentagon After It Hid Austin’s Hospitalization

The top Republican on the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sen. Roger Wicker, slammed the Pentagon for its “shocking defiance of the law” after it failed to disclose Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s hospitalization to the president, the National Security Council, and Congress for several days, and called for a briefing from the administration “immediately.”

Kabul Air Force - US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks to the press on August 18, 2021