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Mattis: More Than 1 Person in Running for Army Secretary

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By    |   Friday, 14 Jul 2017 01:42 PM

Defense Secretary James Mattis said multiple people are still under consideration for Army secretary, the Washington Examiner reported.

"We do have, let me say, plural candidates, and I'd rather let that one be announced by the president and the clerk of the Senate rather than getting out in front of them," Mattis said Friday. "We've done our due diligence, yes."

Two of President Donald Trump's picks for the post ended up withdrawing. Businessman Vincent Viola withdrew his name in February after being unable to "untangle his finances and meet ethics requirements," Travis Tritten wrote for the Examiner.

And Mark Green, a Tennessee state senator who was an Army flight surgeon, stepped aside in May saying that his nomination had become a distraction because of "false and misleading attacks against me, according to The New York Times.

Green was accused by the American Military Partner Association and other gay-rights advocacy groups of discriminating against gay, bisexual and transgender individuals, the newspaper reported.

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