Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart

Representing the 25th District of FLORIDA

Diaz-Balart Statement on Nomination of General John Kelly as DHS Secretary

Dec 7, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25) released the following statement after President-elect Donald Trump nominated General John Kelly to serve as Secretary of Homeland Security in his administration.

"I had the pleasure of working with and getting to know General John Kelly while he was commander of SOUTHCOM. Now more than ever, we need someone at the helm of DHS who will ensure the United States is protected from any threats, whether domestic or foreign. General Kelly’s extraordinary knowledge, expertise, and leadership will be critical as he continues to serve our country in this new capacity, and I commend President-elect Trump for nominating him to serve as Homeland Security Secretary."