LoBiondo's Statement on Resignation of Defense Secretary Rumsfeld
U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02), a member of the House Armed Services Committee, today issued the following statement upon the resignation of Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.
"I am pleased the President recognized the need for new leadership at the Defense Department and has accepted the resignation of Secretary Rumsfeld. I have made no secret of my long-standing frustrations with Mr. Rumsfeld and I welcome the change."
"Furthermore, I applaud the President for nominating former CIA Director Robert Gates to be the next Secretary of Defense. Mr. Gates has ably served under both Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush, and I look forward to working with him upon his confirmation by the Senate."