Wittman: We need a permanent SECDEF – ASAP!

“As you may know, our country is currently facing a multitude of threats from around the globe. With growing aggression from adversaries like Iran, China, and Russia, America must project a unified front to protect our national security interests. That is why I believe we must have a permanent, rather than an acting, Secretary of Defense. I applaud President Trump for announcing his intent to nominate Mark Esper to the role of Secretary of Defense, and urge the President to move ahead with formally nominating Mr. Esper for the position. Mr. Esper is highly qualified and in the best possible position to bring stability and strong leadership to the Pentagon. I am also urging my colleagues in the Senate to confirm the nominee for this position in a timely fashion.”          — Rob Wittman

Rob’s full statement is below: