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McCain castigates Defense Department pick at confirmation hearing

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McCain castigates Defense Department pick at confirmation hearingAt a confirmation hearing Tuesday, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., berated the deputy defense secretary nominee, Patrick Shanahan, for a wishy-washy answer to whether, in his position, he would advocate for providing lethal defensive aid to Ukraine. McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, even threatened to block Shanahan’s nomination. Not a good beginning,” McCain cautioned at one point.

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