FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 03, 2004
STATEMENT BY MAYOR MICHAEL R. BLOOMBERG ON THE NOMINATION OF BERNARD B. KERIK AS SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY
“Bernie Kerik is an excellent and inspired choice to succeed Tom Ridge as Secretary of Homeland Security. He not only has superb law enforcement experience on many different levels, but he also displayed remarkable leadership in the days that followed the worst terrorist attack in our nation’s history. He knows what and where the threats are and how to best protect our country. Simply put, he is the right man for the job.
“Since our City will always be a prime target for terrorists, having a New Yorker as Secretary of Homeland Security, who spent so many years protecting this City and who is so knowledgeable about our strengths and vulnerabilities, will serve us well as we continue to make the case that homeland security funds and resources must be distributed by threat and by threat only. I urge the Senate to move expeditiously in confirming his nomination.”
Edward Skyler/Robert Lawson (212) 788-2958