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Anthony Tata Gets Pentagon Job After Nomination Controversy

Anthony Tata Gets Pentagon Job After Nomination Controversy
Anthony Tata in 2006 (AP)

By    |   Sunday, 02 August 2020 08:14 PM

The Pentagon put retired Army Brig. Gen. Anthony Tata into a senior position within the Department of Defense after his nomination to serve in the Trump administration was pulled over controversial comments he has made.

CNN reported Sunday evening that Tata, who served in the Army from 1981 to 2009 and was North Carolina's secretary of transportation from 2013 to 2015, has a new job.

Details about Tata's new post were not made available.

President Donald Trump had nominated Tata to serve as undersecretary of defense for policy, but his Thursday confirmation hearing was canceled at the last minute after it was reported that he made Islamophobic and offensive comments and promoted conspiracy theories.

According to CNN, the Pentagon announced earlier Sunday that Tata's nomination had been withdrawn.

In 2018, Tata called President Barack Obama a "terrorist leader" on Twitter. He also called Islam the "most oppressive violent religion I know of," labeled Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., a "vicious race baiting racist," and said she and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi "have always been the same violent extremists."

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