White House criticizes Missouri Sen. Hawley for delaying Defense confirmations

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St. Louis Post-Dispatch

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — President Joe Biden’s administration criticized U.S. Sen. Josh Hawley on Wednesday for delaying the confirmations of several Department of Defense officials. “Senator Hawley has held up these pending Department of Defense nominees for too long and for no other reason than politics,” Chris Meagher, deputy press secretary for the White House, told the Post-Dispatch in a statement. “These nominees are well-qualified to do these important national security jobs,” he said. “It’s important his obstruction stop so these nominees can get to work protecting our country.” The White…

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