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Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:36 PM

Acting secretary of the Navy has submitted his resignation

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly has submitted his resignation a day after leaked audio revealed he called the ousted commander of the USS Theodore Roosevelt "stupid" in an address to the ship's crew, according to a US official and a former senior military official.

The Navy and Department of Defense did not respond to a request for comment.
On Monday, Modly told the crew of the Roosevelt that their former commander, Capt. Brett Crozier, was either "too naive or too stupid" to be in command or that he intentionally leaked a memo to the media, in which Crozier warned about coronavirus spreading aboard the aircraft carrier and urged action to save his sailors, according to remarks obtained by CNN.

Late Monday night, Modly apologized in a statement for calling Crozier "stupid" in his earlier remarks.
"Let me be clear, I do not think Captain Brett Crozier is naive nor stupid. I think, and always believed him to be the opposite," Modly said in his statement. "We pick our carrier commanding officers with great care. Captain Crozier is smart and passionate. I believe, precisely because he is not naive and stupid, that he sent his alarming email with the intention of getting it into the public domain in an effort to draw public attention to the situation on his ship. I apologize for any confusion this choice of words may have caused."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/07/politics/modly-resign-crozier-esper-trump/index.html

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Reply Acting secretary of the Navy has submitted his resignation (Original post)
NYC Liberal Apr 2020 OP
Drum Apr 2020 #1
COLGATE4 Apr 2020 #2
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2020 #14
IronLionZion Apr 2020 #3
TeamPooka Apr 2020 #4
The Velveteen Ocelot Apr 2020 #5
Brother Buzz Apr 2020 #11
Eyeball_Kid Apr 2020 #6
Laffy Kat Apr 2020 #7
JenniferJuniper Apr 2020 #8
C Moon Apr 2020 #9
Cha Apr 2020 #10
FailureToCommunicate Apr 2020 #12
Dennis Donovan Apr 2020 #13
artemisia1 Apr 2020 #48
msongs Apr 2020 #15
KewlKat Apr 2020 #16
Grokenstein Apr 2020 #23
keithbvadu2 Apr 2020 #17
OldManTarHeel Apr 2020 #21
brer cat Apr 2020 #27
keithbvadu2 Apr 2020 #18
BlueIdaho Apr 2020 #19
WinstonSmith4740 Apr 2020 #20
StarryNite Apr 2020 #22
ck4829 Apr 2020 #25
ck4829 Apr 2020 #24
keithbvadu2 Apr 2020 #26
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Apr 2020 #28
efhmc Apr 2020 #29
niyad Apr 2020 #30
keithbvadu2 Apr 2020 #42
not_the_one Apr 2020 #50
McKim Apr 2020 #31
Sapient Donkey Apr 2020 #32
crickets Apr 2020 #33
DarthDem Apr 2020 #34
Maribelle Apr 2020 #35
Ad Infinitum Apr 2020 #36
riversedge Apr 2020 #37
PatrickforO Apr 2020 #38
scarletwoman Apr 2020 #39
catbyte Apr 2020 #40
FloridaBlues Apr 2020 #41
CRK7376 Apr 2020 #43
CaptainTruth Apr 2020 #44
niyad Apr 2020 #45
Warpy Apr 2020 #46
Evolve Dammit Apr 2020 #47
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smb Apr 2020 #51

Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:38 PM

1. Womp womp....

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:38 PM

2. Good! One less Trumpite.

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Response to COLGATE4 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:52 PM

14. Don't worry; he'll be replaced with another one who's just as bad

and possibly worse.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:39 PM

3. He's too naive and stupid to be Secretary of the Navy

even if he was just "acting"

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:43 PM

4. bye felicia

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:45 PM

5. Good. Of course he'll be replaced with someone even worse,

which is what seems to happen whenever an inept and craven Trump appointee steps on his own dick in service of his master and ends up under that very large bus.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:49 PM

11. I'm hearing another unconfirmed nimrod is already penciled in

James McPherson, acting undersecretary of the Army, has been tapped to replace Modly.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:46 PM

6. Trump will whitewash all of it.

He's got 2 hours of every day to promote himself and all of his bullshit.

I heard some of it yesterday on a bike ride and nearly fell off the damned thing listening to one lie after another. There are no words to describe how much I despise the asshole.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:47 PM

7. Good. nt

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:47 PM

8. He probably thought he'd be knighted by

the orange Führer.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:48 PM

9. Woo hoo! That guy is the biggest asshole I've ever heard speak.* He sounded like a friggin' Nazi.

*In good company with Trump and McConnell.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:49 PM

10. So who's the "stupid" one?

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:49 PM

12. It's over...

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:51 PM

13. Looks like it was accepted:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2020/04/07/top-navy-official-resigns-after-insulting-warship-captain-who-expressed-alarm-about-services-handling-of-covid-19-outbreak-on-ship/

Top Navy official resigns after insulting warship captain who expressed alarm about service’s handling of covid-19 outbreak on ship

By Washington Post Staff

April 7, 2020 at 3:47 p.m. EDT

Acting Navy secretary Thomas Modly resigned one day after he prompted a firestorm by traveling to the USS Theodore Roosevelt, an aircraft carrier docked in Guam on which crew members are afflicted with the novel coronavirus, and assailed the character of the ship’s former captain.

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Good riddance to that clown...

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #13)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 08:30 PM

48. I'm sure it was DEMANDED. /nt

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:55 PM

15. trump will be bragging and taking credit for this while smearing the captain again nt

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 03:58 PM

16. He was only following the wanna be kings example of behavior.

You reap what you sow

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Response to KewlKat (Reply #16)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:23 PM

23. That was his mistake:

Thinking he could pull Donny Littlehands' brand of abusive bullshit and get away with it. (Donny shouldn't be getting away with it either, but here we are.)
How's the view from the underside of the bus, Moldy?? Don't worry, maybe people will forget!!
(Narrator: People would not forget.)

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:06 PM

17. Enlisted support

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:12 PM

21. LMAO

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #17)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:26 PM

27. I hope he did that over a trump rally!

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:08 PM

18. Leadership comments from another posting. Worth repeating

Comments from another posting. Worth repeating

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100213244889

It boggles my mind, however, that a Navy cabinet officer (sort of) can badmouth the captain of a capital ship. Even in the modern Navy that can't always steer that well or slips on maintenance, they don't usually give aircraft carriers to idiots. And if they do, nobody, NOBODY up the line badmouths that officer in front of his troops/sailors. And a civilian defense undersecretary who once wore the uniform should damn well know that.

Busting your captain and then calling him an idiot in front of the sailors who respect him is one hell of a way to blow morale all to hell.
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Discipline in private; praise in public.

Criticizing the commander of a unit in front of the people he led is absolutely wrong, and this asshole deserves every bit of the hatred he claims to be on the receiving end of.

Appalling conduct, especially from a graduate of the the US Naval Academy.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:10 PM

19. Make the fucker walk the plank. nt.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:10 PM

20. It couldn't come soon enough.

Even 24 hours was too long.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:16 PM

22. Good riddance!

And let the door hit him in the ass on his way out!

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Response to StarryNite (Reply #22)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:25 PM

25. +1

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:25 PM

24. K&R

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:26 PM

26. Trump likes 'acting' appointees as underlings.

Trump likes 'acting' appointees as underlings.

Trump added that having "acting" officials gives him "more flexibility."

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100211635809

https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/06/politics/trump-acting-officials-cabinet/index.html

They don't need vetting and are easily disposable after they have served their purpose of sycophant.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:28 PM

28. Don't let the door hit you where the good lord split you

He reminds me of this guy

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:29 PM

29. "Let me be clear, I do not think Captain Brett Crozier is naive nor stupid."

Then why did you say that? Because your glorious leader, DJT, gets by with outrageous lies and nasty epithet, did you think you could also?

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:38 PM

30. Hey, mouldy, nowhere you are insulting OUR intelligence. We heard exactly what you said, knew

exactly what you meant. And now you are saying you meant just the opposite??? )The deranged dictator who interim-appointed you may believe that bs, but we do not. Crawl back under whatever rock is yours, and may we never hear of you again.

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Response to niyad (Reply #30)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:02 PM

42. Mission accomplished: they got the message out to their base....

Mission accomplished: they got the message out to their base....

Cokie's Law - about politics and media coverage...

Cokie's Law states that it does not matter if it is true or not. It's out there.

Cokie Roberts journalist, author, reporter

Then they can apologize in a much smaller forum. (If they do)

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #42)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:11 PM

50. Cokie should know about "getting the message out there"...

she did enough of it for W.

Bless her heart in a big Texas way...

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:38 PM

31. The Wind is Blowing Our Way!

This is a watershed event. The wind is now blowing out way. He could not get away with this in the military! Excellent! Trump and his bullies are losing in the court of public opinion and in the opinion of our navy!!!!!! Really Really good news!!!!

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:42 PM

32. Good.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:47 PM

33. And good riddance. nt

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:51 PM

34. Well . . . bye

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:57 PM

35. The actions of this secretary merely reflect the depravity of the Commander-In-Chief ...

and the innate corruption of his nature. Nothing more, nothing less.

He thought Trump would love it.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 04:57 PM

36. SSDD

 





He is just getting started.






"acting"means no accountability.
Just keep replacing until you get the answer you want.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:07 PM

37. bye bye

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:21 PM

38. This was yet another pathetic exhibit of the utter

corruption, incompetence and stupidity of the Trump administration.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:36 PM

39. Is anyone surprised? (nt)

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:42 PM

40. You almost hate to see these clowns go because their replacements are always so much worse.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 05:53 PM

41. Trump will appoint another unqualified person to replace him

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:04 PM

43. ByeBye

Good Riddance.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:06 PM

44. Did he hand off his letter just before stepping the plank?

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Response to CaptainTruth (Reply #44)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:26 PM

45. I would be concerned for the safety of all the marine life in the vicinity.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 06:31 PM

46. So one of them finally noticed the public is scarier

than some bloated, bellowing boss. He wrote that speech to square things with the boss. He now knows there are bigger problems he needed to face.

I doubt Crozier will get his command back, he embarrassed Dummy and that is simply not something anyone can be forgiven.

I just wonder which utterly loyal, incompetent boob he's going to make the next "acting," Eric comes to mind.

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Tue Apr 7, 2020, 07:12 PM

47. This is what needs to happen to Devoss, Carson, Mnuchin, Kudlow. They all share 1 thing: they suck

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 12:08 AM

49. K & R

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Response to NYC Liberal (Original post)

Wed Apr 8, 2020, 08:23 PM

51. All For The Low Low Price Of A Quarter Million Dollars!

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