In an appearance on CBS News’s Face the Nation, Kirby gave an update on Austin’s condition, saying that while he is not Austin’s physician, it was his understanding that the defense secretary was following his doctor’s orders. Kirby did not provide an expected release date for Austin.
When asked why Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is still in the hospital if he's able to work, White House National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby says his physicians "feel he may need some additional care."
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