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Biden's pick for US FAA Administrator pulls out of the race after GOP critics slammed his lack..


Phillip Washington, 65, is withdrawing his nomination after Republican criticism 

CEO of the Denver International, he had no experience in aviation before 2021

It comes after the FAA has already faced criticism following six near collisions

President Biden's pick to head the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has withdrawn himself from being considered - after facing criticism for his lack of aviation experience amid six high-profile near-miss collisions earlier this year. 

Phillip Washington's nomination was announced by the White House last year - a decision that was quickly met with pushback from Republican lawmakers questioning the 65-year-old's credentials.

Washington has been the CEO of Denver International Airport since 2021.