Dec 02 2016
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on retired General James N. Mattis expected nomination to serve as Secretary of Defense. Graham is a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee.
“General Mattis will be an outstanding choice to serve as our next Secretary of Defense.
“During his decades of service in the Marines, he was widely respected by the troops under his command and his peers in uniform. He has real-world experience combined with a keen intellect. General Mattis will provide great leadership to the Department of Defense and President-elect Trump will find his advice to be invaluable.
“Finally, I’m confident the waiver allowing him to serve as Secretary of Defense will be approved by Congress. I look forward to his confirmation.”