Defense Secretary Esper Fires Back at Critical Democrats

A U.S. Air Force RQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle from the 432nd Wing out of Creech Air Force Base, Nev., takes off from the Rafael Hernandez Airport outside Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, Jan. 28, 2010, for a mission in support of Operation Unified Response. Airmen from Creech Air Force Base are providing 24/7 full-motion video in real time to international relief workers on the ground in Haiti in order to speed up humanitarian aid in remote areas of the country. The Department of Defense and the U.S. Agency for International Development are providing aid and relief to Haitian citizens affected by the 7.0-magnitude earthquake that struck the region Jan. 12, 2010. (DoD photo by Tech. Sgt. James L. Harper Jr., U.S. Air Force/Released)

Secretary of Defense Mark Esper fired back at Senate Democrats who were critical of the response to the coronavirus.

According to The Hill:

Defense Secretary Mark Esper shot back Tuesday at a group of Democratic senators who last week panned him for what they described as a failure to sufficiently respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

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“I am very disappointed that members of Congress, particularly those who sit on the Armed Services Committee and who receive weekly updates from us, would write a letter that includes a number of misleading, false or inaccurate statements,” Esper said during a press briefing at the Pentagon.

Esper added the department provides lawmakers with “complete, accurate and timely information,” and said he has spoken to the chairmen and ranking members of the Armed Services committees multiple times.

“We recognize Congress has an important oversight role, but it should be an informed oversight role, and we are committed to doing that to address any members’ concerns,” he said.

Esper was responding to a letter from Senator Elizabeth Warren expressing concern over the Pentagon’s response. It was signed by 9 other Democrat senators.

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Vern
Vern
2 years ago

Just why would you expect them to pay attention? They probably thought you were speaking to someone else. Since you are beneath them they wouldn’t pay attention to anything you said anyway.

Blowme
Blowme
2 years ago

Then Democrapeaters have shit for brains. That asshole Lemon at CNN said that Michelle Obamotherfucker was better looking that Melania. I got news for you, asshole, Michelle is a ugly nigger bitch like you. Melania is a babe. Go suck some more cocks, Donny.

dan
dan
2 years ago
Reply to  Blowme

Right on, couldn’t have said it better

Frank2525
Frank2525
1 year ago
Reply to  Blowme

Why lower yourself in language and choice of words, to the level of those you criticize? It does not add to discussion, and it does not convince anyone to agree with you? But everyone has First Amendment right to state it, as they see it? Just asking?

Paul Alexander
Paul Alexander
2 years ago

The Dems are all out of ammunitions, at least ammunition which is useful! They are quick to judgement even though they were slow to react to this pandemic. They are content to make dumb accusations to rally their troops, but their troops are abandoning their posts, tired of their lies and side stepping during this terrible time…If you take “dem” out of the middle of pandemic, you are left with “panic”. That is them all over!

MillieK
MillieK
2 years ago

THANK YOU Mr. Esper. I am glad that someone in Washington is willing to ‘call out’ the troublemakers, other than just our President. He needs all the good help he can get.

JackPowersIII
JackPowersIII
2 years ago

“It was signed by Elizabeth Warren and 9 others.”
Warren is a ‘domestic enemy’. Review her voting record and listen to what comes out of her mouth. She’s complicit as well in the crimes which congress has been entertaining for some time now. Many on both sides who act like they’re ‘clean’ are into the graf up to their elbows. Insider trading.

Frank2525
Frank2525
1 year ago
Reply to  JackPowersIII

You do realize the historical records our president and vice president came from, and states, with actions there. Right? She came out of college, slept with Willie Brown (30 years difference in ages) until promoted to San Francisco Attorney. There she put lot of minorities in jail and prison, but gained political backing to run for President. Not getting much support there, she dropped out, to support others, and then named as VP candidate with Candidate Biden.
———Now consider background of Candidate Biden. Son of used car salesman in Delaware, who went to college, came out to work for politicians, and elected Senator at age 29.
Was 2nd stepper to others in Senate, supporting issues, until he did not support them. Never be wrong, if you vote for, or against, depending on who you talk to at the time. And he gained 46 years of seniority as step-n-fetchet, and here he is

PRESIDENT. 2 brain surgeries in Feb and May 1988, and definitely not the man he was 20 years ago, (what ever that was).
WHAT COULD GO WRONG WITH THAT BACKGROUND?
I have world of sympathy for him as a human, but he sucks as president. He definitely does not have the skills, or background, of the prior president. That one had 70 years of life, in very successful business, and with legal, judicial, political help and advise, for all his business life. He knows what works, and what does not, sees problems or issues, and finds solutions. All within the Constitution and Bill of Rights, and within prior judicial reasoning or decisions. Work with written laws, and enforce them, always working to make life and country better, with equal means for all to be what they want to be, and be successful.
That one I would follow into battle, if younger, and needed. I know leadership, good and bad, from my 26 years service 1950 to 1976 (Korean conflict, Cold War, Vietnam conflict), all in management , as enlisted Sergeant, US Air Force. Entered service HS diploma 1947, left with 124 college credit hours in courses taken, and taught by me, and my subordinates. Had security clearances and need to know, 24 of my 26 years), with many checks, and oath of office taken for all changes in that period. .

gail
gail
2 years ago

I want to know who the other 8 assholes were who signed this….. She’s another piece of work ie lying cheating piece of work that is.

Gerry
Gerry
2 years ago

Come on people & Repubs — it is past time to tell these BS demoTRASH scum to go schitt down each others’ throats so we can carry on the business of getting this country back in working order without those obstructionist pieces of dog schitt in the way. They want nothing more than to keep this country in chaos and turmoil at least until election time. It is past time to throw the b******s to the curb and proceed without them.

David
David
2 years ago

The same lying Elizabeth Warren who claims she is Native American and who claims she was fired from her teaching position because of her pregnancy. Anyone who believes her, please contact me: been trying to sell the Brooklyn Bridge.

Jim Mackay
Jim Mackay
2 years ago

Another action by the Dimms to show their displeasure with SOMETHING!! Are they ever happy about anything … NOT! Jim Mackay

H.D.
H.D.
2 years ago

the 10 congressmen who wrote that letter probably were not capable of reading (or comprehending) the information sent to them by the DOD.

Charles E. Cave
Charles E. Cave
2 years ago

Would it be asking to much to know who the other nine signatures were from? I can appreciate Mr Ester’s sense of rightness, but it would be nice if we new who the other idiots were so we would know (other than they were Dumbocrats) who not to vote for!

Jimbo
Jimbo
2 years ago

That’s an EASY ONE, Charles — Don’t vote for ANY damnednocrats.

Roxigirl
Roxigirl
2 years ago

Here’s the list of members of the Armed Services Committee. Look over the list of the Dems, and then scrol back up and start counting the ones off you think are the ones that complained. Easy to pick them out!
https://www.armed-services.senate.gov/about/members

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