Monday, April 06, 2020
Acting Navy Secretary Thomas B. Modly addressed the crew of the [U.S.S. Theodore Roosevelt] in a profane and defensive address that one crew member described in an interview as "whiny, upset, irritated, condescending." Modly took repeated shots at the integrity of Capt. Brett E. Crozier, who was removed from command last week, and eventually injected partisan political tones into the address by attacking former Vice President Joe Biden, who has repeatedly criticized Crozier's removal.
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