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Navy secretary threatened to resign over
Trump's request, but not top SEAL
commander: officials

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Posted By: earlybird, 11/23/2019 9:00:33 PM

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer threatened to resign, a charge he denies, if the Navy was not allowed to go through with an administrative review board next month to determine if Eddie Gallagher could remain a SEAL, multiple Navy officials confirmed to Fox News. Earlier Saturday, The New York Times reported that along with Spencer, Naval Special Warfare (NSW) Commander Rear Adm. Collin Green also threatened to resign if the Navy carries out the request of President Trump to restore Gallagher’s rank to chief petty officer after he was demoted last summer. (Snip)However, officials say that The Times was inaccurate in reporting that Green threatened to resign


And Spencer is saying he didn’t threaten to resign, either. So there you are...

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Reply 1 - Posted by: VAPMAN 11/23/2019 9:22:12 PM (No. 243742)
All negative stories about President Trump from the New York Times or Washington Post are lies until proven otherwise.
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Reply 2 - Posted by: VirtuDawg 11/23/2019 9:28:52 PM (No. 243747)
More fake news from the Dimedia . . . Nothing to see here, folks.
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Reply 3 - Posted by: stablemoney 11/23/2019 9:35:54 PM (No. 243753)
Well, if these guys want to resign, these are very good jobs. Plenty of people in line waiting for a chance to get them. If you guys decide you need to resign, no threats necessary, just forward your resignation, and we will process it immediately.
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Reply 4 - Posted by: Crusty_Rusty 11/23/2019 9:41:21 PM (No. 243758)
Good Ridence! Don't let the door hit you on your Be-Hind on your way out. Just slink away into obscurity to never be seen/heard of again. There are many off us who adamantly support this POTUS (62+Million) and don"t give a good dump about you and yours!
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lawsy0 11/23/2019 9:43:45 PM (No. 243759)
Making USMC rank takes effort and time so I can't see tossing it overboard. His bio reads as politician first, then state service, THEN military information. Maybe his bidness side overcame his officer side. He probably didn't say it to begin with. But mention of politician first in a biographical note is a little too itchy/scratchy for me.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: DVC 11/23/2019 9:48:41 PM (No. 243761)
SecNavs are six for a dollar. Get rid of this puke.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: Omen55 11/23/2019 10:15:05 PM (No. 243775)
Threatening to resign if Trump doesn't do what you want. Yeah. LOL! There's a winning tactic!!
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Reply 8 - Posted by: bighambone 11/23/2019 10:39:02 PM (No. 243791)
A 2 Star is not going to resign his commission and effectively flush his career down the drain over a dispute with the Commander in Chief, about taking away an already earned achievement designation from an E-7. Even having a public dispute with the Commander in Chief is a career killer for military officers, a very famous 5 Star found that out when he was relieved of his command after 52 years in the Army when he failed to follow the policies of the Commander in Chief of his day. That is a no brainer as any military officer knows, even with President Trump who is very friendly to the military. The Secretary of the Navy is a civilian appointee, if he feels that he can’t comply with the orders of the Commander in Chief he has two choices these days, either resign and move on, or run to Adam Schiff and get designated as a whistleblower for starting another bogus ground for impeachment of the President.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: john56 11/23/2019 11:46:06 PM (No. 243825)
Anybody who wants to quit over it, go ahead. The US Military will survive with or without them\. Reminds me of a story I once heard from a guy. He was working at NASA during the space flights and moon shots of the late 60s and early 70s. Got called for jury duty and was trying to get out of it. He told the old judge that he worked for NASA and things were really busy and could he be excused from jury duty. The old judge said, "Son, if you died today, would NASA reschedule the next moon launch?" The guy said, well, no, they probably wouldn't. And the judge replied, "Then you can do jury duty. NASA will survive without you for a couple days."
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Reply 10 - Posted by: pinger 11/23/2019 11:54:32 PM (No. 243831)
Wouldn’t you think that someone who has been in the Navy as long as he has would understand the chain of command. Snowflake. Get the hell out.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: DCGIRL 11/24/2019 6:05:26 AM (No. 243897)
Don't let the door hit you in the in the a55, President Trump, you need to get serious and do a total flush of anyone that received a flag rank as well as everyone that got an SES during the Obama administration. These clowns need to go.
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