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Lloyd Austin controversy not fazing Hill Dems

Posted on AllSides January 11th, 2024
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Top Hill Democrats want more information about the controversy swirling around Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s hospitalization — and they don’t have it yet.

The party’s top member on the House Armed Services Committee, Adam Smith of Washington, said he’s already heard from the White House. Smith said in an interview that the Pentagon chief still needs to answer key questions about his decision to keep his illness and treatment secret from the White House and Congress for days before revealing his prostate cancer diagnosis.

But for all their confusion and angst, Democrats...

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