Senate Intel Chairman Burr Statement on Nomination of Former Sen. Coats to Director of National Intelligence

WASHINGTON –Senator Richard Burr (R-NC), Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, made the following statement on the nomination of former Senator Dan Coats (R-Indiana) to Director of National Intelligence:

“I’m pleased to hear the President-elect has nominated my colleague and friend Dan Coats to be the next head of our Intelligence Community.  Dan’s experience as a valued member of the Senate Intelligence Committee will help to guide him as the next Director of National Intelligence. His years of honorable service in Congress, the U.S. Army and his time as Ambassador have proven his dedication to the American people.  I’ve seen first-hand his deep understanding of the Intelligence Community and he is a fine choice.”