Washington, D.C. – Today Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter released the following statement regarding President-elect Obama’s announcement of his national security team: Senator Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State, Robert Gates as Secretary of Defense, Eric Holder as Attorney General, Governor Janet Napolitano as Secretary of Homeland Security, Susan Rice as Ambassador to the United Nations, and General Jim Jones as National Security Adviser.
“President-elect Obama has once again shown decisive and balanced leadership with the selection of his national security team. With two wars abroad and continued threats at home, President-elect Obama understands that our top priority must be the safety and security of the American people. Each member of the President-elect’s national security team offers a wealth of experience, significant knowledge, and a deep commitment to our nation.
Today’s announcement is good news for the American people and for our friends and allies around the world.”