Pelosi Statement Calling for Removal of Acting Secretary of the Navy Modly

April 7, 2020
Press Release

San Francisco – Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued this statement calling for the removal of Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly following his abrupt decision to relieve Captain Brett Crozier from his command and his highly inappropriate comments made after the firing:

“Our oath of office is to protect and defend the Constitution, and therefore our first responsibility is to protect and defend the American people.  To that end, our priority is force protection of our men and women in uniform who sacrifice to keep Americans safe.  That is exactly what Captain Crozier was doing when he called for help for the men and women in his charge. 

“Sadly, Acting Secretary Modly’s actions and words demonstrate his failure to prioritize the force protection of our troops.  He showed a serious lack of the sound judgment and strong leadership needed during this time.  Acting Secretary Modly must be removed from his position or resign.”