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The Trump administration’s nominee for Navy secretary has withdrawn from consideration, citing conflicts over ethics requirements that would require him to sell his investments.
Financier Philip Bilden announced the decision through a Pentagon statement Sunday evening in Washington.
“After an extensive review process, I have determined that I will not be able to satisfy the Office of Government Ethics requirements without undue disruption and materially adverse divestment of my family's private financial interests,” Bilden said.
originally posted by: BlueAjah
a reply to: Olivine
It has nothing to do with "shady".
The ridiculous requirements for these guys requires them to pretty much sell off everything else they have worked for their entire lives just for a job that might last a few years. What do they have then after this job?
Our forefathers did not design our government to work like that. Our government was originally made up of people that have real lives and careers. It was never intended to be made up of career politicians.
The requirement for our government to be made up of career politicians has been a major contributor to corruption.