The Democratic Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin appeared to have botched his handling of a rather personal matter that has turned into a total fiasco, shedding light on his significant deficiency. It all began when he wanted to keep his health struggles under wraps, but it ended in an epic fail that rivals the Pentagon’s retreat from Afghanistan. As a responsible journalist, Joshua Manning has uncovered the entire saga of Austin’s fumble, leaving no stone unturned as he unravels this misadventure for his readers. It’s a tale fit for a Hollywood blockbuster – if Hollywood made movies that mocked high-ranking Democratic officials, that is.
— Brett Murphy (@bmurphypointman) January 19, 2024
The saga began when Austin, who had hoped to keep his prostate cancer diagnosis a private matter, ended up in intensive care in a very public spectacle. Manning’s reporting suggests that practically everyone knew about Austin’s health woes, except, it seems, for those who should have. The evidence indicates that even Biden himself wasn’t informed about the secretary’s cancer diagnosis until eight days after the fact. To add insult to injury, there’s even a juicy 911 call recording where an aide casually requests that responders avoid making a scene. What a secretive bunch!
Not only does Austin’s mishap raise questions about his capacity to lead, but it also casts doubt on the Biden administration’s willingness to come clean about its health and age concerns. Can we really trust a government that thinks hiding health issues at the highest levels is acceptable? As Manning points out, Austin now faces the prospect of airing his medical history in front of Congress. And the cherry on top? In addition to testifying about his medical condition, he’ll have to explain to the American people why he essentially went AWOL on America. What a great way to “keep things private,” as Manning so aptly remarks.
Don’t think for one second that this public humiliation ends here. Manning also uncovers how Austin’s misstep spurred Republicans in the House Armed Services Committee to demand answers. Notably, Chairman Mike Rogers grilled Austin and his lieutenants with a series of questions, most of which went unanswered. Even Democrats are starting to call for Austin’s head on a silver platter! Pennsylvania Rep. Chris Deluzio and Massachusetts Rep. Seth Moulton, both Democrats, have publicly voiced their lack of trust in Austin’s leadership and are demanding his resignation. When even members of his own party are calling for his head, it’s pretty clear things aren’t going well for Austin.
Manning’s thorough, no-holds-barred look at Austin’s debacle is a testament to his dogged pursuit of the truth, no matter how uncomfortable it might be for those in power. At a time when the leftists, the elites, and Big Tech are tightening their grip on the truth, the world needs journalists like Manning to serve as a bulwark against the encroaching darkness of misinformation and corruption. Without Manning’s dedication – and your support – who knows what else people in power will try to hide? So, stand up and fight back while you still can. The fate of the American people hangs in the balance. If that doesn’t get the blood pumping, what will?