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Cole Statement on Defense Secretary Jim Mattis

December 20, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis announced he will resign his post at the end of February 2019.

“During his decades of extraordinary service and fearless leadership for our country, Jim Mattis has served with the utmost distinction and honor. The most revered Marine general in at least a generation and a living legend, his sense of duty is unmatched. His enduring belief and support of alliances and partnerships is an essential element of long-lasting peace and security, both at home and abroad. I am stunned and saddened by the news of his departure.”

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