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Readiness Chairman Garamendi’s Statement on Navy Delaying Possible Reinstatement of Captain Crozier

April 29, 2020
Press Release

Sacramento, CA—Today, Congressman John Garamendi (D-CA), Chairman of the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness, issued the following statement after Acting Secretary of the Navy James E. McPherson called for a deeper investigation into the circumstances surrounding the firing of Capt. Brett Crozier, therefore delaying his possible reinstatement:

“The U.S.S. Roosevelt is a ship that needs leadership the crew believes in and trusts. The Navy’s leadership has conducted an initial review and recommended Captain Crozier be reinstated. It’s time for Crozier to return and bring his ship back to health. The Pentagon’s political leadership must spend its time and effort dealing with the coronavirus that is spreading through the military. Reinstate Crozier now and get on with the work of maintaining the health and readiness of our servicemembers and their families,” Garamendi said.