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Rep. Scott Taylor: “General Mattis Truly Understands the Sacrifice”

January 12, 2017
Press Release
Congressman Scott Taylor Supports General Mattis’ Confirmation for Secretary of Defense, Supports Waiver.

WASHINGTON D.C.- January 12, 2017— Today, Congressman Scott Taylor announced his support of the confirmation of General James Mattis. Not only does General Mattis have an unblemished military record, he also is one of the most highly respected intellectuals in strategic military thinking in the world. Rep. Taylor also announced his support for a waiver to allow for a break on the 7-year limitation for appointment.

Rep. Taylor had this to say about the confirmation: “Highly respected by officers, enlisted soldiers, and civilians, General Mattis truly understands the sacrifice less than one percent of our population has made in the last 15 years. He has led in battle and consoled grieving families. I know he will be deliberate and careful when and if the military needs to be in harm’s way. He will fight to give them the tools and the leadership needed to win. Every military command headquarters, including every one Mattis has served at, prominently displays photographs hanging which showcase the fundamental structure of civilian control of our military. It is solidified in every service member and veteran’s mind.  I strongly support and urge a swift confirmation.”

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