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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:43 PM

Tammy Duckworth calls on acting Navy secretary to resign

Source: The Hill


BY J. EDWARD MORENO - 04/07/20 02:21 PM EDT

Sen. Tammy Duckworth (Ill.) on Tuesday became the latest Democrat to call on acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly to resign, as criticism mounts over his firing of a captain who raised the alarm about coronavirus spreading on an aircraft carrier.

Navy Capt. Brett Crozier, who led the USS Theodore Roosevelt in Guam, was dismissed last week after sending a letter pleading for permission to relieve his crew, dozens of whom tested positive for COVID-19. The letter was ultimately leaked to media, prompting his removal.

“I can reach no other conclusion than this situation has overwhelmed [Modly's] ability to act professionally when acting professionally was what was needed most. We do, and we should, expect more from those in charge of our Armed Forces, and Acting Secretary Modly must resign immediately,” Duckworth, a combat veteran and member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, said in a statement Tuesday.

Duckworth’s remarks appeared to be a play on Modly’s statement from last week, when he said: “I could reach no other conclusion than that Captain Crozier had allowed the complexity of his challenge with the COVID outbreak on his ship to overwhelm his ability to act professionally, when acting professionally was what was needed most at the time. We do, and we should, expect more from the Commanding Officers of our aircraft carriers.”



Read more: https://thehill.com/policy/defense/491587-duckworth-calls-on-acting-navy-secretary-to-resign

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Reply Tammy Duckworth calls on acting Navy secretary to resign (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 7 OP
FarPoint Apr 7 #1
jimfields33 Apr 7 #27
orangecrush Apr 7 #2
bluestarone Apr 7 #3
Laelth Apr 7 #4
PSPS Apr 7 #5
lagomorph777 Apr 7 #8
Laelth Apr 7 #18
Paladin Apr 7 #9
Laelth Apr 7 #24
NYC Liberal Apr 7 #10
Laelth Apr 7 #19
Beakybird Apr 7 #11
Laelth Apr 7 #21
tblue37 Apr 7 #14
Laelth Apr 7 #22
lagomorph777 Apr 7 #6
JudyM Apr 7 #16
StarryNite Apr 7 #7
ancianita Apr 7 #12
duforsure Apr 7 #13
flibbitygiblets Apr 7 #15
ProfessorGAC Apr 7 #17
flibbitygiblets Apr 7 #20
ProfessorGAC Apr 7 #23
raging moderate Apr 7 #25
empedocles Apr 7 #26

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:47 PM

1. Absolutely!!!

Yes!

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Response to FarPoint (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:44 PM

27. He did already

I wonder why senators were not told. Another screw up by trump administration. No surprise.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:52 PM

2. I agree


He needs to go

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:54 PM

3. NO DOUBT about this!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:54 PM

4. The dude actually apologized ... quite courageously, I might add.

I don’t want to punish him for admitting that he made a mistake.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 02:56 PM

5. Um, it was the standard non-apology. The guy is just another unqualified toady.

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Response to Laelth (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:01 PM

8. Did he un-fire Captain Crozier?

No? Then absolutely he should be punished.

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #8)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:38 PM

18. It is too late for that, but he should have, I admit. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:01 PM

9. Well, I want him punished for this mistake. Severe punishment, at that.

And I want Captain Crozier rewarded for the unbelievably shitty way he's been treated.

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Response to Paladin (Reply #9)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:46 PM

24. I would also like to see Crozier rewarded.

I am not sure what the mechanism for that would be, however. On the other hand, I do not want to see Modly punished. He, at least, admitted that he was wrong (even if he was pressured into doing so), and I want to encourage that behavior. It serves as a stark contrast to Trump who will never admit that he has ever been wrong about anything.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:02 PM

10. Nobody is saying he should be punished for apologizing.

He should be punished for what he said in the first place.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Reply #10)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:39 PM

19. That will only discourage apologies for bad conduct in the future.

I'd rather have our leaders admit their mistakes.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:05 PM

11. He was FORCED to apologize by the Defense Secretary.

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Response to Beakybird (Reply #11)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:42 PM

21. Good. That's better than not apologizing.

Seriously. I want to encourage ethical behavior among our leaders, even if they have to be compelled to do it. Punishing those who actually apologize when they are wrong is a bad idea, imo.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:37 PM

14. He had to be ordered to apologize. nt

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Response to tblue37 (Reply #14)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:43 PM

22. I hear you. See response #21 above, please. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:00 PM

6. Modly must be saying

"OW My Balls!"

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #6)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:11 PM

16. She SNAPped em.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:01 PM

7. Yes!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:08 PM

12. Go, Tammy!

My favorite:

I can reach no other conclusion than this situation has overwhelmed [Modly's] ability to act professionally when acting professionally was what was needed most.


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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:15 PM

13. There should be calls for him and trump's resignation

They both are losers

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:07 PM

15. Well that was quick, he put in his resignation

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #15)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:26 PM

17. Well She Got Her Wish

I don't think the political will exists to refuse the resignation. They're already under constant fire.
Besides, there's more unqualified flunkies to be found.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:40 PM

20. Jared's probably got some free time on his hands

Now that he's wrapped up middle east peace and solved the opioid epidemic, and straightened out the question of who those national stockpiles belong to...

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Response to flibbitygiblets (Reply #20)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:46 PM

23. Another Example

Someone who'd be better off in life if had done nothing and lived off daddy's $.
Like his FiL and Modly!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:15 PM

25. Tammy Duckworth for Vice President?

I think she would be a great choice.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:27 PM

26. NBC news tonight did the entire Modly 'resignation' segment w/o mentioning the toxic

elephant in the room - traitortrump! AARGHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!

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