WASHINGTON – Senator Susan Collins, R-Maine, Ranking Member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, issued the following statement Monday regarding President Obama’s nomination of John Pistole to head the TSA:
“I applaud the President’s choice of a career law enforcement official to head the Transportation Security Administration,” said Senator Susan Collins. “I have known John, who currently is the Deputy Director of the FBI, for many years. Since the attacks of September 11, 2001, he has been on the forefront of our nation’s fight against terrorism. While I will withhold my final judgment on this nomination until the Committee’s full examination and vetting processes are completed, I am pleased that the President has chosen an individual with such strong law enforcement experience."