November 24, 2019
U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) made the following statement after Secretary of Defense Esper requested the resignation of Secretary of the Navy Spencer:
“Today, Secretary Esper notified me that he has asked for Secretary Spencer’s resignation. Both Secretary Esper and President Trump deserve to have a leadership team who has their trust and confidence.
“It is no secret that I had my own disagreements with Secretary Spencer over the management of specific Navy programs, and I look forward to receiving and considering a nomination for the next Secretary of the Navy as soon as possible.”