Monday, March 8, 2021

Biden Nominates Female Generals Who Were Passed Over

Biden nominates Two Female Generals who were Passed Over by the Pentagon because they Feared Trump's Reaction.

Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin, on Saturday, announced that Air Force Gen. Jacqueline Van Ovost and Army Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson, have been Nominated for Four-Star Commands pending Senate approval.

Gen. Van Ovost was Nominated to Run the U.S. Transportation Command.

Lt. Gen. Richardson, currently a Commanding General, was Nominated to Run the U.S. Southern Command in Florida.

It comes after, being Reported in February, that Mark Esper and Gen. Mark Milley, Trump's Joint Chiefs of Staff, agreed to Delay the Nomination of both Leaders until Trump had left Office. Both reportedly Feared that Trump would Oppose the Nomination of any Candidates who were Not white men, and would Pick his own Candidates if he found the Nominations were discussed with him.

Esper and Gen. Milley decided, as a result, to Delay making the Nominations until after November's Presidential Election and Biden defeated Trump.

Esper said: "They were chosen because they were the best officers for the jobs, and I didn't want their promotions derailed because someone in the Trump White House saw that I recommended them or thought D.O.D. [Department of Defense] was playing politics." "This was not the case. They were the best qualified. We were doing the right thing," he said.

Esper and Gen Milley's concerns about Trump's Opposition to both promotions may have been well-founded considering the Trump made an Extensive Effort in the last months of his term to install Loyalists and Allies in Senior Pentagon Roles.

The Relationship between Trump and his Joint Chiefs of Staff had Soured in the last year of his Term as they Clashed over Numerous Issues.

Milley reportedly considered Resigning after accompanying Trump in Military Uniform to a Controversial Photo-Op in Washington, DC, in July 2020, moments after Trump had threatened to use Troops to Quell Civil Unrest in the wake of the Police Killing of George Floyd.

Trump fired Esper immediately after he lost November's Election. Esper, who had long been considered likely to be Fired, had reportedly been working Quietly with Congress to Rename Military Bases named after Confederate Leaders.

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