Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, June 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 02:03 AM, June 20, 2019

Shanahan pulls out of Pentagon job

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday his pick for defense secretary, Patrick Shanahan, has withdrawn, leaving the Pentagon without a permanent boss for more than six months amid a ratcheting of tensions in the Mideast. Shanahan “has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more time to his family,” Trump tweeted after Shanahan faced questions over his past personal life and an allegation of domestic violence.

 

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