Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On Obama National Security Team

Washington, DCSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today after President-elect Obama announced his national security team – Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, Robert Gates to remain as Secretary of Defense, Eric Holder as Attorney General, Arizona Governor Janet Napolitano as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, Susan Rice as Ambassador to the United Nations and General Jim Jones as National Security Adviser: 

“President-elect Obama has announced a strong, bipartisan and highly competent team to protect America’s national security interests.  This remarkable group of men and women demonstrates the new Administration’s commitment to countering adversaries and confronting threats with every tool at our disposal – our military might, diplomatic strength and moral authority.  Democrats and Republicans alike agree that with these extraordinary nominees, we will begin to make Americans more secure and restore America’s leadership around the globe.”