Clarification: Biden-Defense story

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — In a story published December 9, 2020, The Associated Press reported senators’ reactions to President-elect Joe Biden’s pick of retired Gen. Lloyd Austin for defense secretary. The story quoted Sen. Brian Schatz of Hawaii as saying, “It is difficult to imagine voting for a Mattis,” a reference to the congressional waiver that allowed retired Gen. James Mattis to serve as President Donald Trump’s first defense secretary, a civilian post. The story should have provided the fuller Schatz quote: “It is difficult to imagine voting for a Mattis waiver and not an Austin waiver.”

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