Acting Navy Secretary Rips Fired Captain As ‘Too Naive Or Too Stupid’ in Leaked Speech to Ship’s Crew

Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly backed the decision to fire Captain Brett Crozier in a blistering speech to sailors of the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier on Sunday.

Crozier, who lead the USS Theodore Roosevelt, was relieved of duty last Thursday after a letter leaked in which he sounded alarms about a coronavirus outbreak on the ship.

In a subsequent speech to sailors on that ship, first reported by The Daily Caller and confirmed by CNN, Modly billed the letter as a “betrayal of trust.”

Modly’s speech, delivered to the Crozier-loving crew of sailors aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam Sunday, didn’t hold back, harshly criticizing the former captain’s decision making aboard the ship he once navigated.

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