During a press briefing with reporters Thursday, Defense Secretary Christopher Miller said that he “cannot wait to leave this job” amid criticism for not deploying National Guard troops to prevent the Capitol’s breach.
The Trump’s appointee was asked about “a list of flaws acquisition programs” notably the F-35 fighter jet and littoral combat ships when he responded:
“I cannot wait to leave this job, believe me. But part of me is like, I would have loved to have gotten involved in the acquisition process and try…and you know, talk about wicked problems.”
Miller was also asked about the preparation ahead of the Inauguration Day as new pro-Trump’s rallies are suspected.
“I have responsibility for everything, remember, if something goes wrong, I own it. Completely, 110%.”
Biden has nominated retired general Lloyd Austin as the next US Secretary of Defense.