January 20, 2017

Manchin Votes to Confirm Secretary Mattis

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) released the following statement on his vote to confirm the U.S. Department of Defense Secretary James Mattis.

“Today I voted to confirm General James Mattis as the U.S. Department of Defense Secretary. As a former Governor, I understand how crucial it is for an executive leader to have his team in place, especially his security team, on day one of his administration. Secretary Mattis has a distinguished record of service to our nation and I know he will provide wise counsel and objective advice to the President on our nation's security. As the Secretary of Defense, he will provide a scholar-warrior viewpoint to the Department of Defense's top position as we continue to confront threats overseas. I look forward to working with him in a bipartisan manner to continue to protect all West Virginians and Americans.”