This week in Congress: Controversial defense nominee faces scrutiny

Military Times: House lawmakers will debate defense appropriations legislation on the chamber floor this week, but the majority of military headlines on Capitol Hill will likely surround the confirmation hearing of Anthony Tata, the controversial nominee for the Defense Department’s top policy post.

Tata, a retired Army brigadier general, has had to walk back a series of conspiratorial and controversial tweets since his nomination, including one calling President Barack Obama “a terrorist leader” and another accusing the CIA of wanting to overthrow Trump.

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