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Mon Apr 6, 2020, 08:55 PM

Lawmakers call for removal of Navy Secretary over USS Roosevelt debacle

Source: taskandpurpose.com

Updated: Apr 6, 2020 4:31 PM EDT




Multiple lawmakers called for Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly to resign or be fired after a massive backlash to Modly’s decision to relieve Capt. Brett Crozier, commander of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, after the latter urged his superiors to evacuate the ship for fear of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) spreading throughout his crew.

Lawmakers levied their calls against Modly on Monday after Task & Purpose published leaked audio of the service's top civilian using a speech to Roosevelt sailors regarding Crozier's departure to lash out at the captain over the leak of his now-infamous letter to his superiors...........................................


The leaked audio and transcript of speech prompted lawmakers, already on edge over the abrupt removal of Crozier from the helm of the Roosevelt, to demand Modly resign or be removed from his position by Secretary of Defense Mark Esper.

Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), a former Navy surface warfare officer, issued a statement on Monday calling for Esper to fire Modly.

Roosevelt sailors "are on the frontlines of this pandemic and of our nation’s defense in the Pacific,” Luria said in a statement. “Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly’s remarks to the crew show that he is in no way fit to lead our Navy through this trying time. Secretary Esper should immediately fire him.”

Rep. Justin Amash (I-Mich.) joined in the condemnation of Modly. “The acting Navy Secretary is unfit for office,” he tweeted on Monday. “He should resign or be removed immediately.”

Other lawmakers who called for the secretary’s resignation included Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), .....................


...........................tweeted Rep. Seth Moulton (D-Mass.) on Monday.

“This is not a way to reestablish trust and confidence with your sailors,” tweeted Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) “@secnav has basically neutered himself.”

Rep. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) also called for Modly's resignation.
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As of 3 p.m. on Monday afternoon, no Republican lawmakers had called for Modly’s resignation.

Read more: https://taskandpurpose.com/news/lawmakers-modly-resign



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Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.), just now.


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Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly reportedly made an unhinged speech to the crew members of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, in which he lashed out at former Capt. Brett E. Crozier and told sailors to stop complaining and do their jobs.

Full story here: taskandpurpose.com/news/navy-secre…carrier-captain

https://soundcloud.com/paul-szoldra/acting-secnav-modley-criticizing-capt-crozier-to-sailors-onboard-uss-theodore-roosevelt





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riversedge Apr 6 OP
Thomas Hurt Apr 6 #1
rpannier Apr 6 #5
oldsoftie Apr 6 #6
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 6 #2
SunSeeker Apr 6 #9
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 6 #10
SunSeeker Apr 6 #11
Haggis for Breakfast Apr 6 #12
SunSeeker Apr 6 #13
marble falls Apr 6 #3
ck4829 Apr 6 #4
CaptainTruth Apr 6 #7
SunSeeker Apr 6 #8
Ohioboy Apr 6 #14
SunSeeker Apr 6 #15
Ohioboy Apr 7 #16
soryang Apr 7 #17
WinstonSmith4740 Apr 7 #18

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:00 PM

1. Modly let a recording of his speech to the Sailors get out to the media...shouldn't he resign?

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:19 PM

5. That was my thought

The acting Navy Secretary is a moran

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Response to Thomas Hurt (Reply #1)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:45 PM

6. HA!!! Perfect point!!! I await a Democratic lawmaker to point that out

Brilliant of you to spot that. I sure didnt

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:07 PM

2. Fuck you Moldy.

You're nothing but a trump flunky.

You wouldn't recognize true leadership if it was gift wrapped and shoved up your ass.

And fuck your hair plugs. Christ you look like an upside down version of the soap brush my (USMC Korean War Veteran and Purple Heart Awardee) father used to use to shave with his straight razor.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:49 PM

9. LOL







You're right, those are some hideous hairplugs up front. Yikes.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #9)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:51 PM

10. You can see right through them, FFS.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #10)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:56 PM

11. Does he look like that in all his pictures? Man, I would shave my head.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #11)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:00 PM

12. All the pictures I've seen.

One had him backlit and it was hilarious.

Looked like a stand of sea oats at the beach.

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Response to Haggis for Breakfast (Reply #12)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:01 PM

13. LOL

"Sea oats"


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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:07 PM

3. May have made an unhinged speech? I heard it. Trust me it was unhinged.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:17 PM

4. K&R

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 09:45 PM

7. Interesting to see this in Task & Purpose. Modly has pissed them off.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 10:46 PM

8. They just announced on MSNBC that Modly hss "apologized" to Crozier.

Apparently Modly said he apologized to Crozier for any confusion his speech on the Roosevelt may have caused.

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Response to SunSeeker (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:58 PM

14. Any confusion?



Translation: He was caught

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Response to Ohioboy (Reply #14)

Mon Apr 6, 2020, 11:59 PM

15. As Rachel said, "'Confusion' was not the problem."

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:08 AM

16. Was Crozier let go just by the Navy, or is anyone else involved?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 12:52 AM

17. the CNO said Adm. Davidson, Indo-Pacific Commander decided on the Danang port call on Mar. 6

news.usni.org/2020/03/24/3-sailors-on-uss-theodore-roosevelt-have-covid-19-port-calls-canceled-as-navy-investigates-outbreak

PDATED: 8 Sailors on USS Theodore Roosevelt Have COVID-19; Port Calls Canceled as Navy Investigates Outbreak
By: Megan Eckstein
March 24, 2020 4:23 PM • Updated: March 26, 2020 8:30 AM

“…“In the case of the carrier, she was last in port 15 days ago, but I think it would be difficult to tie down these active cases to that particular port visit. We’ve had aircraft flying to and from the ship, and so we just don’t want to say it was that particular port visit. We took great precautions when that crew came back from that shore period to do enhanced medical screening of the crew,” Gilday told reporters today in the Pentagon….

…“At that particular time when the decision was made in late February or early March to pull the ship into Da Nang, which is on the central coast – at that time there were only 16 positive cases in Vietnam, and those were well to the north, all isolated in Hanoi. And so this is a very risk-informed decision by actually the INDO-PACOM commander Adm. Davidson on whether or not we would proceed with that port visit,” Gilday said.

news.usni.org/2020/03/24/3-sailors-on-uss-theodore-roosevelt-have-covid-19-port-calls-canceled-as-navy-investigates-outbreak

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 09:51 AM

18. Of course he should be fired.

But he won't be. He's an "acting" secretary, so there was of course no oversight or confirmation hearing. He's a toady who was saying what he did ON PURPOSE because that's what (as The Ferrett refers to him) Hairplug Himmler wanted to hear. Denigrate, insult, defile...that's their game plan. This guy is perfect (as perfect as the phone call, I'm sure) as far as Trump is concerned.

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