The Hill reports:
Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he is open to reinstating the Navy captain who was removed from his post last week shortly after asking for help with a coronavirus outbreak aboard his ship.
“We’ve taken nothing off the table,” Esper said on CBS News Friday morning. “My inclination is always to support the chain of command, and to take the recommendations seriously.”
“There are always extreme cases where going outside the chain of command makes sense. That’s why we want to see where this investigation takes us,” Esper said.
NEW: Sec. of Defense Mark Esper (@EsperDoD) on whether he’s open to reinstating Captain Brett Crozier: “We’ve taken nothing off the table… My inclination is always to support the chain of command, and to take the recommendations seriously.” pic.twitter.com/j89PoLj9mN
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