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.

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/nielsen-resigns-dhs-secretary-after-white-house-meeting-with-trump

 

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. 

 

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  • Carol Mathews

    04/08/2019 06:02 PM

    Everybody will go crazy but sometimes the gender roles do make a difference in a situation like this. Getting the attention of the male immigrants forcing their way into our country is not as likely coming from a women as it would be a man who will be seen as more forceful. KN is a very pleasant acting woman and can not strike the fear needed to combat this onslaught of illegals. She has done as good a job as she can and we can only hope that this new person or another who can be strong and forceful that can out think and out maneuver the Dems, who only hate the President and would gladly see America fall, will be able to curb the crisis and if nothing else fire up Mexico more or close the border.

  • Jesse Henry

    04/08/2019 12:56 PM

    I think that she has done the best possible job considering the opposition/lackof cooperation that she has encountered during her tenure. In this case, I believe that POTUS could have requested others to provide her more support.

  • Marilynn Hoyt

    04/08/2019 12:21 PM

    I have to admit, I've been upset at the continual turn over at the White house. Some seemed like people who should stay put for all our sakes. But I'm seeing now that our President has a vision and it changes as it goes along and so many others just do not understand and when other agencies don't even try to change, it can be so hard. We have never had a time like this in our countries history. So, it's ever changing to meet the need. I hope somehow President Trump can kick those higher ups in all agencies in the ass and get them moving in the right direction too.

  • Stephen Russell

    04/08/2019 10:53 AM

    I blame co working agencies with DHS & Congress for her leaving, Had Congress done its job, Nielsen may NOT be leaving.
    But why hire New Blood when same system exisits IE Rick Perry, may be more direct BUT same barriers to Nielsen may still exist thus Back to square 1. Cant Win Yet.