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Incidents Of Domestic Violence Coming To Light In Shanahan’s Background

(Washington, DC-AP) — Domestic violence incidents from years ago are coming to light as Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan leaves the Pentagon.

Shanahan has pulled his name from consideration for a confirmed appointment as defense chief. The Washington Post reports Shanahan’s now ex-wife was arrested several years ago for allegedly punching him the face and trying to set his clothes on fire.

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William Shanahan, Patrick Shanahan’s son

In another incident, Shanahan’s son was arrested after allegedly hitting his mother with a baseball bat. Army Secretary Mark Esper will be the new acting secretary of defense.