06 April 2020

Lawmakers Slam SecNav Modly, Pentagon Silent After Speech On USS Roosevelt

breakingdefense.com

Thomas Modly, acting Secretary of the Navy, receives a briefing aboard the USS Gerald R. Ford.WASHINGTON: Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly rejected criticism of his speech to the crew of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, declaring “I stand by every word I said,” which included criticizing sailors for cheering for the captain he fired , and calling the skipper “stupid.”Rep. Elaine Luria, a former Navy officer and member of the House Armed Services Committee, issued a stinging statement: “TR Sailors [...]