Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidMcConnell not yet ready to change rules for Trump nominees The Hill's Morning Report — Sponsored by CVS Health — Trump’s love-hate relationship with the Senate Trump to press GOP on changing Senate rules MORE (D-Nev.) today praised the announcement of neighboring-state Gov. Bill Richardson (D) of New Mexico as the nation's next Commerce secretary, singling out the "Western values" Richardson will bring to President-elect Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaHolder: DOJ, FBI should reject Trump's requests The Hill's 12:30 Report — Sponsored by Delta Air Lines — Frenzy over Kennedy retirement rumors | Trump challenges DOJ Asian American and Pacific Islander community will be critical to ensuring successful 2018 elections for Democrats MORE's Cabinet.

See below Reid's full statement, released by his Senate leadership office:

I commend President-elect Obama for selecting such a strong leader to guide our nation