Press Release ● Defense and National Security
For Immediate Release: 
December 21, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC – House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on the resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis:

“The principled resignation of Secretary Mattis is stark evidence of the dangerous and irresponsible defense and foreign policies being pursued by President Trump. The President has demonstrated almost daily since being inaugurated impulsive, erratic, and crisis-creating conduct, which has undermined the trust and respect of our allies, the stability of the American economy, and the image of America as a stable and reliable leader in the international community. This conduct poses a danger to our democracy and to the global community.”