James Mattis has dispelled rumors that he may be leaving the administration after Donald Trump commented that the US Defense Secretary may be a Democrat and that he may leave at some point.
Below are some of Jame’s Mattis’s quotes on the matter.
“I’m on his team. We have never talked about me leaving. And as you can see right here, we’re on our way. We just continue doing our job.” – James Mattis, Breaking the News, 15 October 2018
“Since I was in the military longer than some of you have been alive, I have seen Republicans and Democrats come and go.” – James Mattis, Fox News, 15 October 2018
“But when you think 83 percent of the U.S. Congress voting the same way on an issue put forward by the Republican president, you can see that my portfolio is bipartisan by its very basis, and that is the protection of the United States.” – James Mattis, CNBC, 15 October 2018
“I’ve never registered for any political party.” – James Mattis, CNBC, 15 October 2018