Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) released a statement today, speaking positively of President Bush's nomination of General Michael Hayden to replace former CIA director Porter Goss.
I welcome the President's nomination. General Hayden certainly has the experience to lead the CIA, along with the confidence of many in the intelligence community and the President.
This will be the first nomination to head the CIA since we created the Director of National Intelligence. We're facing significant challenges, and I look forward to hearing how General Hayden intends to work with Ambassador Negroponte and the President to help the CIA better combat those seeking to harm our country.