Acting US Navy Secretary offers to resign over handling of COVID-19-infected carrier

Acting US Navy Secretary offers to resign over handling of COVID-19-infected carrier
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Acting US Navy Secretary Thomas Modly reportedly submitted his resignation letter Tuesday, just one day after US President Donald Trump told reporters during a White House briefing that he would be willing to get involved in the matter of the COVID-19-infected USS Theodore Roosevelt, APA reports citing Reuters.

Officials with knowledge of the development told Politico that Modly submitted his resignation letter to US Defense Secretary Mark Esper after a one-on-one meeting earlier in the day. The individual further noted that Modly did not do so as a result of pressure from Esper or the White House.

It is unclear whether Esper has officially accepted Modly's resignation.

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