WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on the impending retirement of General James Mattis as Secretary of Defense.
“It is with great sadness that I was informed of the resignation of General Mattis. He is one of the great military leaders in American history. He should be proud of the service he has rendered to President Trump and our nation.
“General Mattis is a combination of intellect and integrity. He has been in the fight against radical Islam for decades and provided sound and ethical military advice to President Trump.
“He is a role model for the concept of Duty, Honor, Country.”