Watch Live: Senate Panel Holds Hearing On Biden's Defense Secretary Nominee

Jan 19, 2021

Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, the Biden administration's choice to be secretary of defense, will likely face questions at his confirmation hearing on Tuesday about the stepped-up military presence following the insurrection at the Capitol on Jan. 6.
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Retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin is appearing before the Senate Armed Services Committee on his nomination to be President-elect Joe Biden's defense secretary. Austin, who previously led U.S. Central Command, will require a waiver for his confirmation as he's only been retired from active duty for four years. Watch the hearing live.