In between all the festivities tonight, Vice President Mike Pence swore in General James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as the Secretary of Defense.
FOX News reports:
Gen. James Mattis, Gen. John Kelly confirmed for Trump Cabinet spots
As President Trump’s limousine drove the Washington, D.C. parade route on Friday, the Senate was busy at work stocking Trump’s Cabinet – though not fully.
Gen. James Mattis was confirmed as Secretary of Defense and Gen. John Kelly was confirmed as Secretary of Homeland Security in a pair of Friday evening votes.
Mattis was approved by a vote of 98-1. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., was the lone vote against. Kelly was approved 88-11. Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., did not vote on either Kelly or Mattis. Sessions has been nominated to be Attorney General.
Trump signed the commissions for Mattis and Kelly later Friday. Vice President Mike Pence swore in both Generals.
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Don’t you feel like America’s defenses are stronger already?