Palazzo Praises Fellow Marine ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as Defense Secretary

Washington, DC – Congressman Steven Palazzo (MS-4) released the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump announced his decision to nominate retired General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis to serve as Secretary of Defense.

“President Trump could not have chosen a better person to serve as our next Secretary of Defense than my fellow Marine, General Jim Mattis. Marines lead the way.

“When it comes to our military, there is no room for the political correctness we’ve seen throughout the Obama administration, and no one knows that better than a fellow Marine. General Mattis has a no-nonsense attitude, which is exactly the type of leader we need as SECDEF. We have a lot of work to do when it comes to cleaning up the messes made by the past administration within our military, and I know he is the right man for the job.”