Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger, who serves as Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, today issued the following statement on the nomination of John Brennan as director of the CIA :
"I congratulate John Brennan on his nomination by President Obama to become the next Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. His distinguished service to this country, first as a senior leader at CIA and for the last four years as the Assistant to the President for Homeland Security and Counterterrorism, makes him well qualified to lead the Agency. I look forward to working with him."