May 09 2019

Statement from Senator Lindsey Graham

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on President Trump’s intention to nominate Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan to serve as Secretary of Defense.

“I believe Acting Secretary of Defense Shanahan is a logical choice to become the next Secretary of Defense. He has demonstrated to me his detailed understanding that a strong, modern, and well-trained military is essential in a dangerous and complex world.

“I hope and expect that he will advocate for defense policies that lead from the front, not from behind.  I also hope and expect he will make it clear to America’s adversaries that we mean what we say, and that our allies see us as a reliable partner.  

“I expect to support his nomination and look forward to his confirmation hearing.”