House Republicans ask how and why Lloyd Austin hospitalization went unnoticed

House Republicans grilled Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Thursday over his secret hospitalization last month, questioning how it was possible the White House was unaware where he was for multiple days and asking if it meant he was an “irrelevant” Cabinet member.

The secretary, who is recovering from prostate cancer and subsequent complications from his treatment for it, testified in front of the House Armed Services Committee on Thursday morning. He appeared in front of the committee to discuss his emergency hospitalization on Jan. 1, as well as the delayed notification from his senior staffers to relevant White House and congressional officials.

“I find it very concerning that the secretary could be hospitalized for three days without anyone else in the administration even noticing. That suggests Secretary Austin’s advice is not sought or heeded in the
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