Navy secretary apologizes for profane rant about fired carrier captain l GMA
Brett Crozier asks the Navy to take drastic action to combat the outbreak on the ship
Acting Secretary of the US Navy Thomas Modley has apologized to the former captain of the aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt, which has experienced the outbreak of the coronavirus. This happened a few days after Maudley’s criticism of the captain in front of the ship’s crew following Crozier’s dismissal..
“I don’t think Captain Brett Crozier is naive and stupid,” Modley said amid calls for the removal of Crozier, including from the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee..
Modley also apologized to the aircraft carrier’s crew and Brett Crozier’s family. This happened a few hours after the opposite statement by acting. Minister of the US Navy, in which he noted that “I support every word I said before”.
Recall that last week the captain of the aircraft carrier “Theodore Roosevelt” Brett Crozier was removed from office after the publication of a letter in which he asked the Navy to take enhanced measures to contain the outbreak of coronavirus on a ship with a crew of 5,000 people..
Then Thomas Maudley announced the removal of the captain from office, stating that Crozier made a mistake. According to Modli, the letter was sent to the official authorities, but Crozier did not take enough precautions to prevent its leak..
“This caused unnecessary alarm,” Modli said..
Coronavirus has been diagnosed in over 100 crew members. In a four-page letter, Crozier described the situation on the ship, where more and more sailors were contracting the dangerous respiratory virus, in somber colors, and called for “drastic measures” – removing 4,000 people from the ship and placing them in isolation.
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