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Congressman John Larson

Representing the 1st District of Connecticut

Larson Statement on Secretary Mattis’ Resignation Announcement

December 20, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – After it was announced that Defense Secretary James Mattis was resigning in February, Rep. John B. Larson (CT-01) released the following statement:

“James Mattis has served his country with honor and distinction. He is the most highly regarded member of the Trump Cabinet. His knowledge, his ability, his respect, his idealism, and values, have given our allies around the world the confidence that is needed in any administration. A lifetime of service underscored by love of country, honor, and duty, have made him the standup of the Trump Administration. This a great loss for the country. We can only wish him the best. I have nothing but respect for Secretary Mattis and his achievements. I only regret that his absence makes an administration that turns over cabinet members at an unprecedented rate, more unstable, in a time globally, militarily, and economically where we need the stability and leadership of people like James Mattis.”