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The Wall Street Journal: Second Trump nominee for Army secretary withdraws

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of the Army has pulled his name from consideration after a siege by lawmakers and advocates who objected to stands he previously had taken on social issues.

The nominee, Mark Green, withdrew Friday, citing “false and misleading attacks” against him. He is the second of Trump’s nominees for Army secretary to drop out prior to appearing before the Senate for confirmation. Trump’s first nominee for Navy secretary also withdrew before confirmation hearings.

In a statement expressing “deep regret” for the decision to pull out, Green said he supported Trump’s goals but that his nomination had become a distraction.

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