For all that drain the swamp rhetoric, Trump sure loves him some swamp monsters
Confirmation hearing of Mark Esper for Defense Secretary before the Senate Armed Services Committee. July 16, 2019.
Make sure you watch it to the very end.
Partial transcript -- Senator Warren's summary statement:
Alright. So let me get this straight. You're still due to get at least a million dollar payout from when you lobbied for Raytheon. You won't commit to recuse yourself from Raytheon decisions. You insist on being free to seek a waiver that would let you make decisions affecting Raytheon's bottom line and your remaining financial interest. And you won't rule out taking a trip right back through the revolving door on your way out of government service, or even just delaying that trip for four years after you leave government.
Secretary Esper, the American people deserve to know that you're making decisions in our country's best security interest, not in your own financial interest. You can't make those commitments to this committee, that means you should not be confirmed as Secretary of Defense.