U.S. Representative Mac Thornberry (TX-13) is praising President-elect Donald Trump's choice of General James Mattis for Secretary of Defense.
Thornberry, who is a staunch Trump critic, praised Mattis and pledged to work for his confirmation.
“I will work with my colleagues in the coming days to clear the way for his confirmation by the Senate." Thornberry told Independent Review Journal. "I can think of no better partner for Congress to work with to support the men and women who serve and protect our nation's security.”
A vote on Mattis' nomination will occur in the coming weeks.