Top House Republican calls on Lloyd Austin to resign over ‘lack of transparency’ on hospitalization

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is facing calls to resign from his leadership position after failing to inform the public and even his own staff that he was hospitalized for several days and unable to perform his duties

House Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY) called on the top Biden administration official to resign on Monday, accusing Austin of failing to notify President Joe Biden and the National Security Council of his condition. The criticism comes after Austin was hospitalized last week due to complications from a procedure but news of his condition was not disclosed until four days later. 

“At this dangerous time when American service members are under attack in Iraq and Syria, our closest partner and ally Israel is at war with Hamas terrorists, and the threat from Communist China is on the rise, it is critical that the Secretary of Defense has the full
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