Inhofe Statement on Meeting with Retired Gen. Mattis, Nominee for Secretary of Defense

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, Senior Member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, today met with retired Gen. James N. Mattis, President-elect Trump’s nominee to be secretary of defense. Sen. Inhofe released the following statement:

It was a pleasure to sit down with Jim Mattis and I feel strongly that he is the right pick to lead the Department of Defense,” Inhofe said. “He understands the need to address the issues our military faces head on, including readiness shortfalls, a diminished force and increasing threats to our national security. Mattis is also committed to increasing combat effectiveness and lethality of our military. I look forward to his nomination hearing before the SASC Committee and his ultimate confirmation.”