McCain: ‘Our Nation Needs General Mattis’ Service More than Ever’

‘If confirmed, General Mattis will have an honor of leading a team of Americans who represent everything that’s noble in our nation’

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MCCAIN: "All of us recognize the unique and indeed historic nature of this nomination, General Mattis enjoyed a long and distinguished career in uniform, but current law would bar him from serving as secretary of defense for three more years. I strongly support retaining the law, I also believe that our nation needs General Mattis' service more than ever. So, after this hearing, the committee will meet to consider special legislation to allow General Mattis to serve as secretary of defense. If confirmed, General Mattis would have the honor of leading a team of Americans who represent everything that is noble and best in our nation."

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