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Local lawmaker wants Navy Secretary booted

Posted: 6:43 PM, Jan 19, 2016
Updated: 2016-01-20 02:43:37Z

A California lawmaker is calling for Navy Secretary Ray Mabus to be replaced.

Rep. Duncan Hunter wrote a letter to Secretary of Defense Ash Carter citing Mabus' Marine integration plan.

Hunter wants a new leader and said, "... Specifically one who does not regularly make a point to undercut the Marine Corps, distract it from its mission and insult its leaders ... As a potential replacement for the Navy Secretary, I suggest considering anyone of the 20,668 Marine Corps officers currently serving on active duty ..."

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