Republican Senator says he’s ‘very comfortable’ with Trump making call on Navy SEAL review

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By Rebecca Klar – 11/24/19 11:16 AM EST

Republican Senator says he's 'very comfortable' with Trump making call on Navy SEAL review

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Sen. Roger WickerRoger Frederick WickerSunday Talk Shows: After two weeks of testimony, lawmakers look to next steps of impeachment proceedings Hillicon Valley: Google to limit political ad targeting | Senators scrutinize self-driving car safety | Trump to ‘look at’ Apple tariff exemption | Progressive lawmakers call for surveillance reforms | House panel advances telecom bills Senators grill safety regulator over self-driving cars MORE (R-Miss.) said Sunday he is “very comfortable” with President TrumpDonald John TrumpJane Fonda says she feels ‘sad’ for Trump Bloomberg vows not to take campaign donations, presidential salary Biden reveals four women he could pick as his running mate MORE making the decision on whether or not to continue a review of Navy SEAL Edward Gallagher.

“I think the president as commander-in-chief can make this decision,” Wicker said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”

Host Chuck ToddCharles (Chuck) David ToddSanders campaign says it reached 4 million individual donations Johnson: I’m writing a letter to ‘lay out what I know’ about Ukraine aid Patrick says he won’t stop super PAC funding for his campaign MORE pressed Wicker, asking him “should” Trump do so even if it is within his rights.

“I feel very comfortable with him making it,” Wicker responded.

The Republican added that he also feels “very comfortable” with how Trump has handled other cases.

Navy Secretary Richard Spencer reportedly said Sunday he does not consider Trump’s recent tweet that the the Navy would “NOT be taking away Warfighter and Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher’s Trident Pin” to be a formal order.

“I need a formal order to act,” Spencer said while speaking on the sidelines of the Halifax International Security Forum in Canada, The Associated Press reported.

The Navy reportedly informed Gallagher, a chief petty officer, on Wednesday that he would face a legal review next month into whether he could stay on the Navy SEALS.

The information came after a military jury had convicted Gallagher in July of posing with a corpse in Iraq during a 2017 deployment and acquitted him of murder.

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