Biden's protection minister guarantees to "rid our ranks of racists and extremists"

© Reuters. General Austin confirmation hearing for Secretary of Defense in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Retired Army General Lloyd Austin said Tuesday he would work to remove "racists and extremists" from the ranks of the US military and strategically focus on Asia if he ultimately becomes Secretary of Defense for President-elect Joe Biden would be confirmed.

"If this is confirmed, I will fight hard to stamp out sexual assault, rid our ranks of racists and extremists, and create a climate where anyone who is fit and willing has the opportunity to serve this country with dignity "Austin said in his confirmation hearing.

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