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Trump adds Dennis Ross to his transition team



Rep. Dennis Ross, R-Lakeland, has been named to President-elect Donald Trump's transition team, joining a group that includes Attorney General Pam Bondi.

Trump announced Ross and other additions in an email tonight:

Vice Chairs: Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin, Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis, Kathleen Troia "KT" McFarland, Congressman Tom Reed and Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers and U.S. Senator Tim Scott. Also joining the Executive Committee are: Congressman Sean Duffy, Congressman Trey Gowdy, Congressman Dennis Ross, Pastor Darrell Scott and Kiron Skinner.

Ross said he was "greatly honored" to serve on the team. "The American People spoke on November 8th, and what they said is that they are fed up with the direction our country has taken for the past eight years. My position on this team will be handled with the utmost respect and seriousness it requires because the People's voice deserves a head seat at this table, which I plan to represent to its fullest. I believe a Trump-Pence Administration will put forth and lead with strong conservative policies that rightfully serve and protect our nation, its people and our freedoms. I am ready to get to work!"

[Last modified: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 10:41am]


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