Washington—Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today issued the following statement on the resignation of Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis
“I’m alarmed by Secretary Mattis’ sudden resignation. His letter makes clear the president’s rash decision to withdraw troops from Syria and reduce our forces in Afghanistan endangers our allies and threatens our own national security.
“Secretary Mattis is a respected leader with a clear-eyed understanding of international affairs. His counsel and steady hand will be sorely missed at a time when the president’s decision making is becoming increasingly erratic.
“I thank Secretary Mattis for his lifetime of service to our country, both as a military officer and as the secretary of defense.”