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Statement: Rep. Heck on The Firing of Defense Secretary Mark Esper

Press Release

Date: Nov. 9, 2020
Location: Olympia, WA

Today, Congressman Denny Heck (WA-10) released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's announcement via tweet that Secretary of Defense Mark Esper was terminated from his position.

"President Trump should not have fired Secretary of Defense Esper. His misguided behavior threatens to destabilize America's national security during this transition period. But I have no illusions -- the President is going to break a lot of dishes over the next 72 days. That's who he is. It falls to the rest of us to do whatever we can to minimize the damage."

Congressman Heck is a member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, the House Financial Services Committee, and the Joint Economic Committee.


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