Opposition from progressive lawmakers and activists reportedly could prevent President Joe Biden from appointing former Pentagon Secretary of Defense Michelle Flournoy as Secretary of Defense.
According to sources, Biden plans to choose Fullernoy, Fox News said. It also quotes a Sunday tweet from US Congressman Ro Khanna (D-Calif.), The first Vice-Chairman of Parliamentary Progressive Caucus.
“Fronoi supported the war in Iraq and Libya, criticized Obama in Syria, and helped create a surge in Afghanistan.” Kanna wrote..
“I would like to support the president’s choice, but will Fronoi now promise a complete withdrawal from Afghanistan and a ban on the sale of weapons to Saudi Arabia to end the Yemeni war?”
Meanwhile, Flournoy supporters have blunted the influence of a group led by Just Foreign Policy and Demand Progress, which was to demand explaining her past position in Yemen, Libya and Syria and the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia. The Foreign Policy reported that it was trying.
Some foreign policy experts in contact with Biden’s transition team said it was very unlikely that gradual pushback would prove effective, and who her opponent was instead. He added that it is unclear if he likes.
According to Politico, six people close to Biden’s transition team said Biden was still on the fence with respect to Fronoi, and two former Obama White House officials said Biden had a strong personal relationship with her. He added that there was nothing.
Obama’s second Secretary of Homeland Security, Jae Johnson, who will become the first black Secretary of Defense, is also under consideration, Politico added.
“Michelle is still at the top of the list, but they still want to keep looking — and that’s a change,” a former national security official told Politico.
Progressive could block Biden’s planned nomination of Michelle Fronoy
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