White House Mulls Former Democratic Sen. Jim Webb For Defense Secretary

The White House is actively considering former Sen. Jim Webb (D-VA) to replace former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, according to a Thursday New York Times report.

Webb ran for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016 and has served as secretary of the Navy under President Ronald Reagan. His views on aggression toward China and pulling American troops from the Middle East align with President Donald Trump’s.

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