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Dem Sen. Menendez: ‘Very Disappointed’ Secretary Austin Refused to Testify, May Subpoena Him

‘His decision not to appear before the committee will affect my personal judgment on Department of Defense nominees’
By Grabien Staff

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MENENDEZ: “Second, I’m very disappointed that Secretary Austin declined our request to testify today. A full accounting of the U.S. response to this crisis is not complete without the Pentagon, especially when it comes to understanding the complete collapse of the U.S.-trained and funded Afghan military. His decision not to appear before the committee will affect my personal judgment on Department of Defense nominees. I expect the Secretary will avail himself to the committee in the near future. And if he does not, I may consider the use of committee subpoena power to compel him and others over the course of these last 20 years to testify.”

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