John McCain wants to block Pentagon confirmations over this Army policy

John McCain doesn’t like the Army’s decision to allow people with a history of mental health issues to seek waivers for enlistment, and he’s willing to put a hold on Pentagon nominations until he gets some answers.
McCain is the chairman of the Armed Services Committee, and both he and Sen. Jack Reed, the committee’s ranking Democrat, share concerns about the policy.
“If you took a poll of this committee right now I doubt if you’d find a single one who would be approving of this practice, which we now find out about reading the daily newspaper,” McCain said.
The policy
The Army enacted a policy allowing people with a history of self-mutilation, bipolar disorder, depression, and drug and alcohol abuse to seek waivers to join the Army. The policy change came in August, and was unannounced.
Applicants have to provide a “clear and meritorious case” for why they should be accepted despite their history.
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