WASHINGTON – Dr. Kim Holmes, executive vice president of The Heritage Foundation, issued the following statement Wednesday in support of John Ratcliffe’s nomination to be director of national intelligence:
“The American people deserve leaders in Washington who speak the truth, and are committed to protecting the nation from all threats, foreign and domestic. That is especially true for the intelligence community, which plays a vital role in acquiring the invaluable information on which policymakers base many of their most momentous decisions.
“In a time when political fights have caused some to look unfavorably upon this vital profession, John Ratcliffe has the opportunity to again highlight the intelligence community’s professionalism, commitment to country, and long track record of keeping Americans safe. He is a man of integrity who has pledged to put politics aside and speak the truth to the highest levels of government.
“John Ratcliffe will be a strong leader for the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. We look forward to what he will accomplish once confirmed.”