President Trump Signs Executive Action Calling For Extreme Vetting of... CSPAN January 27, 2017 4:30pm-4:44pm EST
support that proposal. >> i will support what the president elect does but if it's around gun violence and the result of that, please know that my heart bleeds and is broken for those families that have lost any individual due to gun violence. >> i look forward to working with you but i also look forward to coming to connecticut and talking about the role of guns in schools. >> thank you senator murphy. senator scott. >> thank you for being here and your willingness to serve. a couple questions i have as a relates to kids who are consistently attending schools that are underperforming. if you look at the outcomes of those lives of the children which i think is very important and should be a central part. >> we will leave this recorded
hearing for a short time to take you live to the pentagon and a swearing-in ceremony for james matus. >> good afternoon. you may be seated. >> mr. president chairman dunford, members of the joint chiefs of staff, leadership of the department of defense, men and women of our armed forces. the sting was guess. thank you for being here today for the ceremonial swearing-in of general james mattis as the 26 secretary of defense of the united states of america. it is a high honor for me to be with you today. we look around this room, we
stand in a place of honor, the hall of heroes, names of 3498 american patriots are inscribed on these walls. each of them performed personal act of valor above and beyond the call of duty and received the medal of honor as a consequence. it is humbling for us to be among their names. and to be with all of you. the secretary matus, he is soon to mark his 50th anniversary in the service of this country. during more than four decades in uniform, he commanded marines at all levels from an infantry rifle put two and two another force. he led an infantry battalion in 1991 and in afghanistan after
the 9/11 terrorist attack. he went on to lead the first marine expeditionary force, u.s. marine forces and central command as a joint force commander. secretary matus commanded joint forces command, nato supreme, transformation and u.s. central command. that u.s. central command he directed military operations of 200,000 soldiers, so sailors, coast guard marines and forces across the middle east. now, mr. sec. matus, your president has called you to lead all of the armed forces of the united states. he and i have the highest face in your judgment, at your courage and your dedication to this nation. on behalf of president trump, it is my great privilege to administer to you the oath of office. if you would please place your left hand on the bible, raise your right hand and repeat after me.
>> i james mattis do solemnly swear that i will support defend the constitution of the united states. >> against all enemies foreign and the best deck. >> against all enemies foreign and domestic. >> i will bear true faith and allegiance. >> i will bear true faith and allegiance. >> i take this obligation freely. >> i take this obligation freely without any mental reservation. >> without any mental reservation or purpose of of asian. >> i will well and faithfully discharge the duties. >> i will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office upon which i am about to enter. >> of the office upon which i am about to enter. >> so help me god. >> so help me god. [applause]
[applause] >> thank you mr. vp and mr. president, president, thank you very much for your confidence in me. welcome to the headquarters of your military, you're always loyal military where america's awesome determination to defend herself is on full display. i would just tell you, you you have made clear mr. president your commitment to a strong national defense and the americans honored in this hall remind us of our strength as a nation of patriots. on behalf of your department i want you to know that after more than a decade of war, our longest war, though serving today have been tested and you can count on us all the way. we are grateful for you being here, for showing your respect for us on a day when former secretary of defense bill , former jacket deputy secretary is here and it's a reminder that this department stands in
perpetuity as the defender and the sentinels and the guardians of the nation and thank you for your confidence in me mr. president. [applause] >> it is total confidence, believe believe me. i would like to first congratulate james mattis now secretary mattis. secretary mattis has devoted his life to serving his country. he is a man of honor and devotion, and a man of total action. he likes action. he is the right man at the right time and he will do us all very, very proud. i am honored to stand here today among so many patriots. you are the backbone of this country. you are the spirit of this nation and in every sense.
the men and women of the united states military are the greatest force for justice and peace and goodness that have ever walked the face of this earth. your legacy exists everywhere in the world today where people are more free, more prosperous and more secure because of the united states of america. you have earned and insured for our children the birthright, freedom bestowed upon us by god. we stand as a great testament to the undying courage of those who wear our nation's uniform and those who have received the highest distinction, the medal of honor. this is a sacred hall of the soul of our nation lives between
these walls. these walls tell the story of those intrepid americans who gave everything, wrist everything, and fought with everything they had to save their fellow warriors and warriors they are, believe me. warriors they are. to save our wondrous liberties and to save this god blessed land. they shed their blood and poured out the love from their hearts to protect our home. we are in all of their valor, tremendous valor, and we pledge our dedication to every single family serving our country and our flag. that is why today, i am signing two executive actions to ensure the sacrifices of our military are supported by the actions of our government.
they will always be supported by the actions of our government, believe me. first i am signing an executive action to begin a great rebuilding of the armed services of the united states. developing a plan for new planes , new ships, new resources, new, new planes and new tools for our men and women in uniform. i'm very proud to be doing that. [applause] as we prepare our budget request for congress, i think congress will be very happy to see it. our military strength and dedication to peace. secondly i i am establishing new bedding measures to keep radical
islamic terrorists out of the united states of america. we want to make sure we are not admitting into our countries, the very threats that our soldiers are fighting overseas. we only want to admit those into our country who will support our country and love, deeply our people. we will never forget the lessons of 911, nor the heroes who lost their lives at the pentagon. they were the best of us. we will honor them not only with our words, but with our actions and that's what we are doing today. i am privileged to be here with you and i promise that our administration will always have your back. we will always be with you, and
i just want to thank you very much. [applause] i want to extend a very special congratulations to a great man and that is secretary mattis and i think he will be able to lead us so brilliantly. he is a tremendous soldier, always has been. he is a general's general, every, every journal that i spoke too, i won't say that they said he's our favorite, but they did. he is a special man. i want to bless him and god bless you and god bless america and secretary mattis, i have no doubt you will do an outstanding job. thank you very much for accepting this responsibility. [applause]
[applause] this is the protection of the nation from foreign terrace entities into the united states. we all know what that means. protection of the nation from foreign terrace entry into the united states. i want to thank everybody for the many great heroes and the great warriors. we have tremendous respect for you all. [applause]