Hoyer Statement on National Security Advisor General James Jones

For Immediate Release:

October 8, 2010

Contact:

Katie Grant
202-225-3130

WASHINGTON, DC – House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today after the announcement that General James L. Jones will step down as National Security Advisor:
 
“I want to thank General Jones for his service to his country as National Security Advisor.  General Jones is a good friend who I have known and respected for years.  The President made a wise choice selecting him as his first National Security Advisor, as he brought decades of national security experience to the job at a time when Democrats are focused on strengthening our security as we face threats from around the globe.  General Jones’ years of military service and strong leadership skills make him a respected and trusted voice on national security issues, and I always value his insight.  As I wish General Jones the best, I also look forward to working with Tom Donilon in his new role.”
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