Senate hearing canceled for controversial Pentagon nominee Anthony Tata

Defense News: The Senate has canceled a confirmation hearing for Anthony Tata, President Donald Trump’s pick for the Pentagon’s top policy job, following stiff opposition to the nomination from Democrats and wavering by some Republicans. No new hearing date was announced.

Tata faced opposition from Democrats and some Republicans, who felt his his conspiratorial, anti-Muslim and harshly partisan remarks―which Tata renounced last month―were incompatible with the job of undersecretary of defense for policy, which leads policy development and defense relationships with allies.

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