According to the audio recording of a 911 call made by US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, one of his federal employees requested that the ambulance be kept quiet from the operator.
Austin was recently sent from his Virginia home to Walter Reed Hospital due to problems following a prostate cancer surgery, but neither Joe Biden nor anybody else was aware of it. However, how?
The conversation was made on January 1 and indicated that a federal employee working for Austin urged the operator for the ambulance to be “subtle,” according to ABC News. US news organizations received the call through a Freedom of Information Act request.
“Is it possible for the ambulance to arrive without lights and sirens? We’re attempting to be somewhat understated,” the staff member remarked.
According to local legislation, ambulances must have lights and sirens on primary roadways, but not on secondary roads.
Austin was reported as awake, aware, and oriented when he placed the 911 call at 7:15 p.m. from his residence. At 7:22 p.m., an ambulance showed up after seven minutes.
Due to difficulties, Austin, who had elective surgery on December 22, was admitted to the hospital on New Year’s Day. On Monday, he was freed following a two-week detention.
His department came under fire for failing to inform President Biden and the public about his hospitalization, which has been exploited against him.
The Department of Defense released a statement following Austin’s discharge from the hospital, stating, “The Secretary continues to recover well and, on the advice of doctors, will recuperate and perform his duties remotely for a period of time before returning full-time to the Pentagon.”
“He has full access to required secure communications capabilities,” it said.
In his statement, Austin expressed his intention to “recuperate and perform my duties from home” and expressed his eagerness to be back to the Pentagon as soon as feasible.