McCain would write bill to allow Mattis to head Pentagon

WaExaminer: Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., said Tuesday that he would write legislation to overturn an anti-revolving door law to allow retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as defense secretary.

Mattis, a tough-talking Marine general and the former head of U.S. Central Command, is considered the front-runner to be President-elect Trump’s defense secretary. But a law barring any officer on active duty from serving as defense secretary within seven years of leaving the military appears to be standing in his way.

McCain, who chairs the Senate Armed Forces Committee, said Tuesday that he would write a bill to overturn the revolving door law to allow Mattis to lead the Pentagon.

“Yes, sure,” the Arizona Republican said when asked if he would take that step. read more

10 Comments on McCain would write bill to allow Mattis to head Pentagon

  1. Doubt it was luck that Trump endorsed McCain even though Dr. Ward endorsed Trump. Strategy in 3D chess and anticipated moves.

    McCain still wields power in D.C. as Chair of …

  2. Only congress could write a law that stupid. Someone with actual hands on military experience and expertise running the military?

    Why that’s preposterous!!!!

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