Governor Mary Fallin announces trip to the Middle East to visit troops

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Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK) delivers a speech during the evening session on the fourth day of the Republican National Convention on July 21, 2016 at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin announced Monday that she is traveling to the Middle East to visit with American troops.

In a news release, Gov. Fallin said she is looking forward to spending time with the troops.

“I am always impressed and inspired by our men and women in uniform. The risks they take and the sacrifices they make are unfathomable to most of us. Yet they remain committed to the mission command, and motivated to fight for our nation’s freedom.

“My deepest gratitude to their families and loved ones for their sacrifices, and to the businesses for whom these National Guard members work. Your support and encouragement is critical to both the success of this mission and these men and women.

“It will be wonderful to spend some time with these brave men and women in the coming days.”  

Last week, Fallin was named a vice chair to President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team.

She is also rumored to be the leading candidate for Secretary of the Interior.