Appointee watch: Senators grill Defense pick, confirm FEMA Director
In the News
June 21, 2017
While in recent weeks, several nominees to key positions in the Trump administration had relatively quiet confirmation processes, the same could not be said for the White House’s pick for deputy Defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan. The Washington Post reported that on Tuesday, Shanahan faced stark criticism from members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who questioned his relative lack of experience in the Defense Department and what they perceived as inadequate answers to policy questions.