General ‘MAD DOG’ Mattis Just Made The Announcement We Have ALL Been Waiting For- You Will LOVE This

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has withdrawn retired senior diplomat Anne Patterson as his choice for undersecretary for policy after the White House indicated unwillingness to fight what it said would be a battle for Senate confirmation, lawmakers are concerned about her close ties to the Muslim Brotherhood.

U.S. officials said that two members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Sens. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, were strongly opposed to Patterson’s nomination because she served as U.S. ambassador to Egypt from 2011 to 2013, a time when the Obama administration supported an elected government with ties to the Muslim Brotherhood that was ultimately overthrown by the Egyptian military.

The withdrawal leaves Mattis with a still-empty bench of Trump-appointed senior officials, a situation that stretches across the administration as Cabinet secretaries have not chosen, or the White House has not approved, nominees.

Although Obama administration holdovers remain in a few jobs, after eight weeks in office, President Donald Trump has not nominated a single high official under Cabinet rank in the Defense or State departments.

The White House plans this week – perhaps as early as Tuesday – to announce a handful of approved nominees proposed by Mattis for senior Defense Department positions, but Patterson will not be among them, according to officials who spoke on the condition of anonymity about internal decision-making.

Patterson previously served as U.S. ambassador to Pakistan, Colombia, El Salvador and the United Nations. She recently retired after serving as the State Department’s assistant secretary for near eastern affairs.

Patterson was highly criticized back in 2011 when she was U.S. ambassador to Egypt because she was too accommodating to Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood during her tenure in Cairo.

Not a real surprise under the Obama Administration.

This was the right thing to do.


(h/t FOX)

AFF’s Huny Badger is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.

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