Washington, D.C. - Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement after President Obama nominated Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough as White House Chief of Staff:
“Denis McDonough is an excellent choice for chief of staff. I worked with Denis during his time in the Senate and found him to be a man of great integrity who is deeply committed to public service.
“During Denis’ years serving in the national security sphere, national leaders in both in the Senate and the executive branch have relied on his counsel while navigating some of the most difficult challenges facing our nation. And while Denis’ national security expertise is well known, he has been a trusted advisor on a wide range of policy concerns in the domestic arena as well. His experience has provided him with an understanding of the world and its leaders that will serve him and President Obama well.
“Denis is well-known and well-respected among our caucus. I look forward to working with him in his new role, and I am confident that President Obama will be well-served by his wisdom.”