RJC Statement on the Passing of Donald Rumsfeld

Washington, DC (June 30, 2021) -- The Republican Jewish Coalition notes with sadness the passing of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. RJC National Chairman Norm Coleman said:

The American people owe a debt of gratitude to Donald Rumsfeld, who devoted his life to public service. He served our country as a Naval officer, a member of the House of Representatives, and in numerous roles in two Republican presidential administrations. As Secretary of Defense under President George W. Bush, Rumsfeld’s steady hand and innovative thinking guided our military in the difficult days after 9/11. Over the next few years, he led the fight against terrorism and made our country more secure.

Donald Rumsfeld was a man of integrity, dedicated to the security of the United States and to the welfare of our military men and women. He served this country with skill, devotion, and honor. We are diminished by his passing.

Our thoughts are with his wife, Joyce, and their family.