VoteVets Statement on Shanahan Nomination

WASHINGTON, DC – Jon Soltz, Iraq War Veteran and Chair of VoteVets, released the following statement on the nomination of Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to be the Secretary of Defense:

“Donald Trump wants nothing more than a toady and a yes man, to do whatever he wants, with no push back. He has that in Acting Secretary Shanahan – who has happily banned qualified troops from service, has sent troops to do public relations shows on the border, and has done nothing to help create a coherent global security strategy that protects America and serves our troops and their families.  To top it off, Donald Trump has rewarded Boeing with their own personal cabinet position.  Shanahan should only be confirmed if Congress is looking to fill up the swamp and clear the highest levels of government of people who will tell Donald Trump what he needs to know, not what he wants to hear.”