01.20.17

Senator David Perdue Votes To Confirm National Security Cabinet Nominees

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today released the following statement after voting to confirm the following members of President Donald J. Trump’s cabinet: General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense and General John Kelly for Secretary of Homeland Security:

“Today, was a historic day for our country. President Donald J. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took the oath of office and pledged to uphold their goal of making America great again. President Trump has surrounded himself with great people who have a successful record of getting results.

“It is outrageous that Senator Schumer and Democrats are delaying this transition process and preventing us from confirming key national security posts immediately. After a peaceful transfer of power, there is no place for political grandstanding when we face a global security crisis. When President Obama took office, the Senate confirmed seven nominees that day, and it is my hope Democrats put their differences aside, and work with us to confirm the full cabinet quickly.”

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.