U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga.), vice chairman of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence and member of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, today voted for the nomination of CIA Director Leon Panetta to be Secretary of Defense. Panetta was confirmed by a vote of 100-0.
"Leon Panetta is a true leader in every sense of the word," said Sen. Chambliss. "I am pleased to be able to continue to work with him as he assumes his role as Secretary of Defense. I am convinced that he is the right man for the job, and that he will ensure our military's preparation to meet whatever challenges may come our county's way."