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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 07:53 PM

White House tells Senate Armed Services they plan to withdraw controversial Pentagon nominee...

White House tells Senate Armed Services they plan to withdraw controversial Pentagon nominee, source says

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/30/politics/anthony-tata-nomination-hearing/index.html

(CNN)The White House notified the the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday morning that they will withdraw Retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata's nomination to become the Department of Defense's undersecretary of defense for policy, a Senate source tells CNN.

Tata was scheduled to testify in front of the committee Thursday at 9:30 a.m. ET, but the hearing was canceled. He was expected to face a tough nomination hearing after CNN's KFile reported that he made numerous Islamophobic and offensive comments and promoted conspiracy theories.

The committee was advised late Wednesday night that the withdrawal was likely. The White House declined to comment.

Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma, who is the chairman of the committee, said in a statement, "There are many Democrats and Republicans who didn't know enough about Anthony Tata to consider him for a very significant position at this time."

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Thu Jul 30, 2020, 08:47 PM

1. Isn't Tata an Indian Hindu name?

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Response to SharonAnn (Reply #1)

Thu Jul 30, 2020, 08:49 PM

2. possibly--but irrelevant

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