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President Trump’s Nomination of James Donovan Gets Applause From Top Republicans

Donovan nomination received support from Mitt Romney, Sen. Tom Cotton, Sen. Rob Portman, Jeb Bush and more.

On Tuesday, President Trump nominated James Donovan to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, and Donovan’s nomination quickly received praise from leading Republicans.

Donovan is currently an adjunct professor at the University of Virginia School of Law and a managing director at Goldman Sachs.

Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney tweeted out his support saying, “I’m a fan of proposed Deputy Treasury Secretary Jim Donovan. A qualified person of integrity and a friend for many years.”

Leonard Leo, who serves as the Executive Vice President of the Federalist Society, also praised Donovan, calling him, “highly qualified, impeccably credentialed” for the position and an “honest conservative leader.”

“Having known him for twenty years, I can unequivocally say that Mr. Donovan keenly understands the relationship between free markets, financial stability, and the rule of law,” Leo added.

Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) tweeted out his support for Donovan’s nomination saying Donovan was a ” true conservative” and “exceptionally well-qualified,” to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Treasury.

Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH) also tweeted about Donovan’s nomination: “Glad to see nom of Jim Donovan. Highly respected by those who know him: brings biz expertise & experience 2 Treasury.”

Former Flordia Governor Jeb Bush tweeted, “Jim Donovan will be an exceptional Deputy Secretary of Treasury. He’s a capable, talented man of integrity. Proud to call him a friend.”

Arthur Brooks, the President of the American Enterprise Institute, tweeted, “Admin makes a great pick for Deputy Treasury Sect in Jim Donovan. Extremely qualified.”