Congresswoman Martha McSally

Representing the 2nd District of Arizona

U.S. Rep. McSally Statement on President Trump’s National Security Strategy: “Refreshing and Absolutely Necessary”

December 18, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement in response to the President’s speech outlining his national security strategy:  

“Today we heard what our country has longed to hear from a Commander-in-Chief for the past eight years: a bold, proactive strategy to keep America safe and strong in an increasingly dangerous world. I commend President Trump for taking his duty seriously and delivering a plan to Congress in his first year—unlike the previous Administration, which ignored this legal requirement and only presented a national security strategy twice during two full terms in office.

President Trump has already been leading with the pillars of this strategy by destroying ISIS safe havens in Iraq and Syria, protecting our nation’s border, and standing up to North Korea—as well as revisionist powers like China and Russia. As Chairwoman of the Border Security Subcommittee, I applaud him for rightly prioritizing regaining control of our own borders and revamping our flawed immigration system.  As a retired Colonel and combat pilot, I appreciate his commitment to rebuild our neglected military so we remain the best in the world. And as a member of Congress, I look forward to continuing to work with the Administration to implement the vision and strategy he outlined today.

This President is focusing with resolve on the grave threats this nation face and the importance of protecting America and our clearly-defined interests  Not only is his approach refreshing for the American people, it is absolutely necessary.”