Giving not a bit of insight into the health condition of Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, Pentagon Press Secretary Maj. Gen. Pat Ryder provided the following update on the secretary’s health status on Sunday:
“Secretary Austin remains hospitalized at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and is in good condition. We have no updates to provide at this time regarding his release from the hospital but will continue to provide daily updates until then.”
Sunday marks the 14th day the secretary has been hospitalized. He went into the intensive care unit on Jan. 1, and has not left the hospital since.
National Security Council spokesman John Kirby said on Face the Nation on Sunday that it was a problem that Austin did not tell President Joe Biden of his original prostate cancer surgery in December.
“And the President has spoken to that that that is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s certainly something we need to get more answers to,” Kirby said.