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Democrat in House Demands Biden’s Defense Secretary Resign

A Democrat from Capitol Hill joined the chorus of individuals on Wednesday who are now demanding the resignation of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin in connection with a covert hospitalization.

A member of the House Armed Services Committee, Representative Chris Deluzio (D-PA), issued a statement in support of the Republican Party that criticized Austin and called for his resignation.

“I have lost trust in Secretary Lloyd Austin’s leadership of the Defense Department due to the lack of transparency about his recent medical treatment and its impact on the continuity of the chain of command,” Deluzio said in a social media post.

According to his congressional biography page, Deluzio is an Iraq War veteran, voting rights attorney, and union organizer who first won his district in the Pittsburgh area in 2022.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee designated Deluzio as one of the party’s most susceptible incumbents for the 2024 election.

The Department of Defense has announced its own review of records and communications in an effort to determine what transpired internally when Austin was hospitalized and to develop recommendations on how to improve timely notification to the White House, Congress, and the public when certain authorities are transferred.

The White House has ordered a review of Cabinet protocols.

A committee has initiated a “formal inquiry” in the House, which is commanded by the Republicans, while at least one member attempts to impeach the defense secretary.

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