Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan Greenert on the real possibility that the Navy will have to cut an aircraft carrier and an air wing. Read more.
Rooney had demurred on whether the Navy Department could meet the statutory deadline of September 2014 to get key budget documents in shape to pass an audit. When Sen. McCain pressed for an answer again this morning, she demurred again, saying she still lacked enough “detailed information” to address such a complex issue.
(Pro tip: Do not piss off John McCain.)
“Until you find out, I will not be supporting your nomination,” McCain interrupted. “I want an answer whether the Navy can meet its legal obligations. If you don’t know the answer then you’re not qualified for the job yet.””