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Rep. Stefanik Calls for Austin's Resignation

Posted on AllSides January 8th, 2024
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Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., denounced the secrecy surrounding Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s hospitalization as “absolutely unacceptable” and called for his resignation Monday.

Austin, who ranks just below President Joe Biden at the top of the U.S. military chain of command, has come under intense scrutiny after it was revealed he withheld that he was hospitalized on New Year's Day from the president and the public for several days.

On Monday, a White House official said that President Biden is not considering firing Austin, despite his failure to disclose the hospitalization.

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