In a surprise turn, President Trump announced Sunday that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving after 16 months in that position. He has chosen US Customs and Border Protection Commission Kevin McAleenan to replace her.
Nielsen, whose background is in cybersecurity, has been increasingly frustrated by other departments’ refusal to help deal with the illegal immigrant crisis on the border. It was also reported that Trump was frustrated with her resistance to some of his stricter measures. He sees McAleenan more as the “toughest cop on the block” type that he’s looking for.
There’s more at the link, including Neilsen’s very complimentary resignation letter and comments, in which she says it was “the honor of a lifetime” to serve with "the brave and dedicated men and women” of the DHS, and how she is “eternally grateful and proud of what you do each and every day to protect our homeland."
You can read that linked story and learn more, or you can turn on cable news and hear about this being a personality clash that surely indicates the Trump White House is in CHAOS and will implode at any minute. Your choice, but I’d take the link.