Mar 13 2018
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made these statements.
On Secretary Tillerson:
“I very much appreciate Secretary Tillerson’s service to our nation as Secretary of State. His efforts to reorganize and streamline the State Department – bringing its policies and practices into the 21st Century – should continue. Secretary Tillerson worked tirelessly on behalf of President Trump and should be proud of his tenure as Secretary of State.”
On the nomination of Mike Pompeo:
“I cannot think of a better choice for our new Secretary of State than Mike Pompeo.
“As Director of the CIA, Mike has made contacts throughout the world and has come up with aggressive policies to defend our homeland. No one understands the threat posed by North Korea and Iran better than he does. He has made alliances that will benefit the United States and our allies.
“One of the most important jobs for the Secretary of State is to make clear to the world the President’s policies and priorities.
“No one has a stronger relationship with President Trump than Mike Pompeo. This relationship will empower him throughout his tenure as Secretary of State.”