Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin Tests Positive for COVID-19

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Army General Mark A. Milley; Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III, and Central Command leader, Marine Corps General Kenneth F. McKenzie Jr. testify before the House Armed Services Committee, September 29, 2021. Pentagon photo by Chad J. McNeeley.

President Biden’s Defense Secretary, Lloyd Austin revealed he has tested positive for Covid-19 after experiencing symptoms associated with the virus.

The Hill reports:

“I tested positive this morning for COVID-19. I requested the test today after exhibiting symptoms while at home on leave,” Austin said in a statement.

He added that he was experiencing mild symptoms and planned to quarantine at home for five days.

“Stemming the spread of this virus, safeguarding our workforce and ensuring my own speedy and safe recovery remain my priorities,” his statement added. “To the degree possible, I plan to attend virtually this coming week those key meetings and discussions required to inform my situational awareness and decision making.”

The defense secretary noted that he would “retain all authorities” but that Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks would represent him “as appropriate in other matters.”

The Pentagon chief’s positive diagnosis comes after a fight with Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt who was challenging the vaccine mandate for the National Guard.



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SDOFAZ
10 months ago

Old Miley should not be sitting on that board. He is a traitor in every way

Joe
Joe
10 months ago

Austin,milley,mckenzie, all totally incompetent, generals should be removed from their duties, they aren’t fit to lead,after the afghanistan debacle. Their all a danger to America,like the phony,fake president zombie.hidenbiden.

Micala
Micala
10 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Come on now gentlemen! You know that the one and only person responsible for that disaster is biddyboy Biden because HE GAVE THE ORDER TO JUST PULL OUT — the generals didn’t do that, Biden did!

The generals tried to counsel Biddy, but like all braindead democrats who think they are smarter than anyone else, Biden insisted on just leaving immediately — which left personnel, weaponry, ammunition, Afghani support personnel and many of our Military stranded there — that was a TOTAL IDIOTIC BRAINDEAD ACT FROM AN OLD FEEBLE MINDED INCOMPETENT MAN WHO CAN’T EVEN Find THE WHITE HOUSE TOILET!!

YOU DO UNDERSTAND THAT OUR MILITARY CANNOT MOVE NOR ACT UNLESS SANCTIONED BY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF — Biden — now don’t you? IF you want to rant on someone for that Afghani fiasco, at least RANT AT THE ONE RESPONSIBLE FOR THE WHOLE MESS — Joe friggin Biden!

CJ sanders
CJ sanders
10 months ago
Reply to  Micala

If the Generals had any guts, they would have insisted that they leave troops in till the Americans and allies and all weapons, planes, etc. had been gotten out. Who ever the person or group that is pulling the strings of Biden should be held accountable as well. What a debacle!!

sly8ball
sly8ball
10 months ago

gotta love karma when it bites you on the butt….

Gene Ralno
Gene Ralno
10 months ago

Let me guess. General Austin was fully treated with the so-called vaccine, at least three inoculations, and was infected anyway. Like a good soldier, he’s high stepping to an afflicted commander’s cadence and demands that elected officials also march like soldiers. I doubt that Oklahoma voters share his expectations.

rich200
rich200
10 months ago
Reply to  Gene Ralno

playing politics he didn’t mention his vaccination status. which means he probably was.

Nine Island Girl
Nine Island Girl
10 months ago

I fear for the military under the leadership of all these traitors to our country!

Casey
Casey
10 months ago

Lloyd Austin is an incompetent fool. He and Mark Milley are an embarrassment to our country. They are perfect for the Biden administration. It is full of incompetent and unqualified people.

Gary Von Neida
10 months ago

The Communist Chinese Weaponized Virus ( C.C.W.V. ) is a major front that is destroying many underpinnings of the United States in this NEW
WORLD WAR the Communist Chinese have started along with the help of the MARXISTS within Our Own Government, TA_DA .

Carolyn Mayzik
Carolyn Mayzik
10 months ago

Why are these people using the PCR test that the CDC has stopped using because of the FALSE POSITIVES? Are they still trying to keep the case numbers up for their fear mongering?

Micala
Micala
10 months ago

Oklahoma’s Gov, along with several other govs like Newsome in Calif, are showing the World just how unintelligent they really are by pushing those damn retarded Vaxx mandates! What has happened to their brains? Did they get too close to Biden and got infected with his incompetence??

Something has turned these idiot governor’s brains into mush to even consider mandating more and more POISONOUS UNTESTED VACCINES FOR ANYONE IN THEIR STATES!!

THIS MUST STOP NOW!

Americans have LOST ANY RESPECT FOR GOVERNORS WHO DO NOT VALUE LIFE BUT JUMP LIKE DRONES TO KILL THEIR STATE’S PEOPLE! My bet is if those governors were held responsible for every life that died and had to serve prison time for 1 year/death from vaccines, I guarantee NO GOVERNOR WOULD BE PUSHING ANY MANDATE!!

From the symptomology of the Military General, he probably has Omnicron which is the 4th generation mutation from COVID which is NOTHING MORE THAN A PESKY COLD, SNIFFLES, and maybe a sore throat — NO HOSPITAL TIME, but just bed rest, liquids and aspirin!!

OMNICRON IS NOTHING LIKE COVID FIRST GENERATION!! The more mutations, the WEAKER THE VIRUS — NOT STRONGER, BUT WEAKER!! Soon COVID will be no more because after so many mutations the virus just dies!

Don’t believe Fraudci, the NIH, WHO, CDC, Gates, or anyone telling you that Omnicron is deadly — and you need a booster!! They are LYING BIG TIME SO THEY CAN MAKE MORE $$$ BY JABBING MORE AMERICANS FULL OF THEIR GENE MANIPULATING CHEMICALS! Be much much S M A R T E R THAN THOSE BLOOD SUCKERS AND JUST REFUSE — say “NO”!

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