Mar 22 2018

Statement From U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham On Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster Leaving And John Bolton To Serve As The New National Security Adviser

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) tonight made this statement.

“I deeply appreciate Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster’s service to President Trump as National Security Adviser.  He has much to be proud of as our national security postures have greatly improved on President Trump’s watch.  He is one of the great national security minds of our time and a terrific patriot.  I wish him well in all future endeavors. 

“Selecting John Bolton as National Security Adviser is good news for America’s allies and bad news for America’s enemies.

“I have known John Bolton for well over a decade and believe he will do an outstanding job as President Trump’s new National Security Adviser. He has a firm understanding of the threats we face from North Korea, Iran, and radical Islam.

“As our U.N. Ambassador under President Bush, John Bolton is a well-known figure throughout the world.  I’m excited about working with Mr. Bolton to enhance our national security. 

“President Trump could not have made a better choice in terms of having a reliable, seasoned, national security confidante.”