Senate Confirms Mark Esper As Next Secretary Of Defense; 92-8

The Senate just confirmed former Army LTC. Mark Esper as the next Secretary of Defense, replacing Jim Mattis. The vote was 92-8, with the 8 no votes coming from Democrats, and a majority of those no votes came from those Democrats running for POTUS. Mr. Esper will be sworn in at a White House ceremony at 6:30 pm EDT today. RCP, fortunascorner.com

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