The U.S. Senate confirmed Friday that Lloyd Austin, Secretary of Defense, is one of the first nominees for President Biden’s office. Defender.
Lloyd Austin was the first black man to serve as head of the Pentagon, the new historic nominee for the US government.
Austin was confirmed as Secretary of Defense by a two-party vote of 93 against 2 – only two Republican senators voted against – to verify the results of the Jan. 6 election by Mike Lee and Josh Howley, a well-known supporter of former President Trump and one of the senators who appealed.
Austin later wrote on Twitter that it was “an honor and a privilege to lead the Department of Defense” and that he was proud to be the first African-American to hold the post.
Austin is the second confirmed member of the Biden administration, and Avril Hines was confirmed Wednesday as head of the National Intelligence Service, the first woman to hold the post.
Lloyd Austin, 67, has headed the U.S. Federal Command (Centcom) since 2013-2016, after which he retired. As head of CENTCOM, General Austin oversaw operations in the Middle East, and the Islamic State began attacking cities in Iraq, leading to US military intervention. As vice president, Biden held this position and worked closely with General Austin.
Author: Adrian Dumitru