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Trump’s nominee for comptroller: I will audit the Pentagon

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David Norquist, the brother of long-time Republican tax foe Grover Norquist, vowed Tuesday that if the Senate confirms he to be the Pentagon comptroller that he will finally audit the department by ratcheting up pressure on employees.

Norquist told senators he would prod the federal government’s biggest bureaucracy to a clean audit by “calling out” individuals who create weaknesses in the financial reporting.

“Well, somebody inside the Pentagon can say, ‘I don’t contribute really,’ but that’s because it’s such a large thing,” Norquist said. “But if you see yourself called out, the answer is, well, can you fix the two problems within your control.”

Components with problems would be put in a red box and expected to improve, he said.

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