Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On TSA Nomination

Washington, DCNevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today after the President nominated Major General Robert A. Harding to lead the Transportation Security Administration:
“The President needs strong leadership at the TSA to keep Nevada and the rest of America safe from those who seek to do us harm.  General Harding has extensive experience protecting our nation, and I have great confidence in his ability to lead this agency.
“General Harding joins other talented individuals that have been nominated by the President to serve in national security posts in the past year.  It is unfortunate that Republicans have blocked many of those nominations for months, leaving America’s domestic security vulnerable.
“We need a strong, able leader at TSA as soon as possible, and this nomination should not be subject to partisan delay tactics.  I encourage my Senate colleagues to review General Harding’s qualifications and work with the Obama Administration to confirm him swiftly.”