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Rep. Chris Deluzio (D-17) is calling for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to resign “due to lack of transparency,” becoming the first Democratic member of Congress to do so.

“I have lost trust in Secretary Lloyd Austin’s leadership of the Defense Department due to the lack of transparency about his recent medical treatment and its impact on the continuity of the chain of command,” Deluzio said in a statement on social media Wednesday.

Deluzio is a former U.S. Navy officer who sits on the House Armed Services Committee. His military service included three deployments, including a tour of duty as a U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer in Iraq.

Austin is being treated for prostate cancer and suffered complications that led to him being taken to hospital on New Year’s Day where he is still being treated, according to a statement Tuesday from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

He failed to inform President Joe Biden about his hospitalization. Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, who assumed command of the Pentagon from Jan. 2 to Jan. 5, also did not learn of his hospitalization until Jan. 4.

Other Democrats have raised questions about Austin’s hospitalization, but have yet to call for the secretary’s resignation.

Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), House Democratic Caucus chair, expressed concerns this week with Austin’s lack of transparency, but also seemed to support the notion of keeping the secretary in place.

Several Republicans have accused Austin of dereliction of duty and are calling for his ouster, including Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), House Republican Conference chair.

Rep. Chris Deluzio (D-17) is calling for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to resign “due to lack of transparency,” becoming the first Democratic member of Congress to do so.

“I have lost trust in Secretary Lloyd Austin’s leadership of the Defense Department due to the lack of transparency about his recent medical treatment and its impact on the continuity of the chain of command,” Deluzio said in a statement on social media Wednesday.

Deluzio is a former U.S. Navy officer who sits on the House Armed Services Committee. His military service included three deployments, including a tour of duty as a U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer in Iraq.

Austin is being treated for prostate cancer and suffered complications that led to him being taken to hospital on New Year’s Day where he is still being treated, according to a statement Tuesday from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

He failed to inform President Joe Biden about his hospitalization. Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, who assumed command of the Pentagon from Jan. 2 to Jan. 5, also did not learn of his hospitalization until Jan. 4.

Other Democrats have raised questions about Austin’s hospitalization, but have yet to call for the secretary’s resignation.

Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), House Democratic Caucus chair, expressed concerns this week with Austin’s lack of transparency, but also seemed to support the notion of keeping the secretary in place.

Several Republicans have accused Austin of dereliction of duty and are calling for his ouster, including Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), House Republican Conference chair.

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Rep. Chris Deluzio (D-17) is calling for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to resign “due to lack of transparency,” becoming the first Democratic member of Congress to do so.

“I have lost trust in Secretary Lloyd Austin’s leadership of the Defense Department due to the lack of transparency about his recent medical treatment and its impact on the continuity of the chain of command,” Deluzio said in a statement on social media Wednesday.

Deluzio is a former U.S. Navy officer who sits on the House Armed Services Committee. His military service included three deployments, including a tour of duty as a U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer in Iraq.

Austin is being treated for prostate cancer and suffered complications that led to him being taken to hospital on New Year’s Day where he is still being treated, according to a statement Tuesday from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

He failed to inform President Joe Biden about his hospitalization. Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, who assumed command of the Pentagon from Jan. 2 to Jan. 5, also did not learn of his hospitalization until Jan. 4.

Other Democrats have raised questions about Austin’s hospitalization, but have yet to call for the secretary’s resignation.

Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), House Democratic Caucus chair, expressed concerns this week with Austin’s lack of transparency, but also seemed to support the notion of keeping the secretary in place.

Several Republicans have accused Austin of dereliction of duty and are calling for his ouster, including Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), House Republican Conference chair.

Rep. Chris Deluzio (D-17) is calling for Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to resign “due to lack of transparency,” becoming the first Democratic member of Congress to do so.

“I have lost trust in Secretary Lloyd Austin’s leadership of the Defense Department due to the lack of transparency about his recent medical treatment and its impact on the continuity of the chain of command,” Deluzio said in a statement on social media Wednesday.

Deluzio is a former U.S. Navy officer who sits on the House Armed Services Committee. His military service included three deployments, including a tour of duty as a U.S. Army Civil Affairs Officer in Iraq.

Austin is being treated for prostate cancer and suffered complications that led to him being taken to hospital on New Year’s Day where he is still being treated, according to a statement Tuesday from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

He failed to inform President Joe Biden about his hospitalization. Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks, who assumed command of the Pentagon from Jan. 2 to Jan. 5, also did not learn of his hospitalization until Jan. 4.

Other Democrats have raised questions about Austin’s hospitalization, but have yet to call for the secretary’s resignation.

Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-Calif.), House Democratic Caucus chair, expressed concerns this week with Austin’s lack of transparency, but also seemed to support the notion of keeping the secretary in place.

Several Republicans have accused Austin of dereliction of duty and are calling for his ouster, including Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.), House Republican Conference chair.

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