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General Mattis Needs a Waiver from Congress to Serve as Secretary of Defense

Andrew C. McCarthy, National Review

I believe the limitation is constitutionally valid. Since it is not effective policy, I would prefer to see Congress repeal it; and at a minimum Congress should waive it so the highly deserving General Mattis may serve as secretary of defense. I believe, however, that the waiver is necessary.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/442748/why-general-mattis-needs-congressional-waiver-serve-defense-secretary