Also driving this urgency is the strain on the military itself — best exemplified by the recent hospitalization of Marine Corps commandant Gen. Eric Smith, who suffered an apparent heart attack after working overtime amid the nomination blockade.
NPR's Tom Bowman reports that Smith noted the strain of his job just a few weeks before his heart attack:
"Gen. Smith said he's working — get this — from 5:30 in the morning until 11:30 at night because he was doing two jobs, including that of his deputy."
Unmoved, Tuberville told CNN this week that the short-staffed military needs to "delegate," the way he did as a college football coach.
"I coached for a long time," Tuberville said. "I think 15 or 20 coaches, I mean, you can only do so much. You got to give responsibility. I'm sure that's what they're doing."
He continued his comparison while shifting the blame to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, saying it was his job to "get people ready."
"I mean, people are still in the game. They might not be making a call somewhere, but they might after I give him a promotion, but all jobs are filled. I mean, it's you can't tell me that our military is not functioning the way it should function at a high readiness, especially with what's going on now."
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..because of course he is.
exactly my first reaction. I would've thought he'd know better or have more sense than to join that shitshow...Former PM makes surprise comeback as part of reshuffle in which Suella Braverman replaced by James Cleverly as home secretarywww.theguardian.com
Say what now?