Senate Democrats

Reid statement on Chertoff nomination

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid released the following statement on the nomination of Michael Chertoff, a federal appeals court judge from New Jersey, to replace Tom Ridge as homeland security secretary:

“I look forward to the confirmation process of Judge Michael Chertoff. As we learned during the nomination of Bernard Kerik, a thorough confirmation process is a vital part of our democracy. I am eager to review the record and testimony of Judge Chertoff as this process moves forward. There is no greater role for our government than securing our homeland and we will continue to work with the administration to do whatever we can to keep our country safe.”