WASHINGTON – Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, ID-Conn., Monday issued the following statement in response to President-elect Barack Obama’s announcement that he will nominate Governor Janet Napolitano to be the next Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security: "Janet Napolitano is a strong nominee to be Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security. I have known her since she served as the Attorney General of Arizona. She has been an able governor, demonstrating strong leadership and management skills. She knows first-hand both the border security vulnerabilities and the economic opportunities presented by our long border with Mexico. I respectfully look forward to hearing the Governor’s perspective on the anti-terrorism responsibilities of the Department."