In a shocking turn of events Trump’s top choice for Army secretary, Mark Green, officially withdrew his name from consideration.
According to CNN, Green released a statement saying, “It is with deep regret today I am withdrawing my nomination to be the Secretary of the Army.”
Green went on to explain why he pulled out so suddenly.
“To meet these challenges, there should be no distractions. And unfortunately, due to false and misleading attacks against me, this nomination has become a distraction. Tragically, my life of public service and my Christian beliefs have been mischaracterized and attacked by a few on the other side of the aisle for political gain. While these false attacks have no bearing on the needs of the Army or my qualifications to serve, I believe it is critical to give the President the ability to move forward with his vision to restore our military to its rightful place in the world.”
The real reason Trump’s top pick for Army secretary is backing out is due to the serious backlash of past controversial statements on LGBT issues, Islam and evolution were exposed.
According to CNN, Green is also a self-identified “creationist” who has delivered a lecture arguing against the theory of evolution.
Green made a lame attempt at defending himself on social media last week. Gren posted: “liberal left has cut and spliced my words about terrorism and ISIS, blatantly falsifying what I’ve said.”
Moreover, Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain have both expressed concern over Green’s past comments. When the Republicans are concerned, there’s an issue.
Are you glad Green is gone?