ALLENTOWN, Pa. – Representative Charlie Dent (PA-15) released the following statement today regarding President Trump’s appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new National Security Adviser: 

“I commend President Trump’s selection of Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster to serve as National Security Adviser. General McMaster has proven himself as a disciplined and intellectual leader through his years of dedicated service to our nation and multiple tours of duty. His operational expertise has been heralded and recognized by those who have had the opportunity to serve with him, and he has demonstrated an ability to voice his honest opinion and an appreciation of providing the best unvarnished military advice. I believe such skills and independence will help ensure that the National Security Council and the administration as a whole remain focused on fully understanding and evaluating the serious challenges that face our nation and our allies. It is my hope that General McMaster will hold true to those principles in this new role and be empowered with the authorities necessary to succeed.”

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