TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 5, 2017
Tennessee Sen. Mark Green (R-Clarksville) has withdrawn his name from consideration as President Donald Trump’s Secretary of the Army, the Tennessean reports. Green blamed “false and misleading attacks” against him for causing a distraction from his nomination. Green came under fire for inflammatory remarks he made about LGBT citizens, leading Democrats and some Republicans to question the pick. Earlier this week, 41 civil rights groups signed a letter condemning Green's nomination. The person to eventually fill the position will follow the first openly gay Army Secretary, Eric Fanning.