Democrats and Republicans are split on the Eddie Gallagher case and the Navy secretary's forced resignation.
If confirmed by the Senate, Rear Adm. Kenneth Braithwaite would take over the Navy's top civilian leadership spot.
According to Defense Secretary Mark Esper, Spencer had approached Trump with a deal regarding Gallagher.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has also directed that SEAL Eddie Gallagher keep his trident.
So far, Spencer is still in his job. But only four of the Ford's 11 weapons elevators were certified as of Wednesday.
One thousand Texas National Guardsmen will joint 1,100 active-duty troops on the border in the next several weeks.
The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 prohibits a secretary nominee from serving in the role in an acting capacity.
The Navy secretary is reminding military personnel in his charge that they must remain apolitical.
Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said time is of the essence in rebuilding a more powerful naval service.