President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated Kirstjen
Nielsen, a longtime help to arch of staff John Kelly, to head
a Department of Homeland Security.
In a grave proclamation on Thursday, Trump called on senators to
fast endorse her with a “strong, bipartisan vote” due in
partial to a coercion of disaster liberation efforts underway in
Texas, Florida, and Puerto Rico.
“At this essential time, we need a Senate to endorse a secretary
of homeland security. One who is prepared to lead on day one,”
“Kirstjen has my full faith and confidence, and she also has the
finish certainty of a law coercion officers, dedicated
professionals, and comparison care during a Department of
The White House has touted Nielsen’s former homeland security
experience, and imagination in cybersecurity, critical
infrastructure, and puncture management. In a matter on
Wednesday, a White House also remarkable that Nielsen is
a initial hopeful for a position to have formerly worked in
Nielsen formerly served in a Transportation Security
Administration and on a White House Homeland Security Council
underneath a George W. Bush administration.
The Homeland Security Department’s tip pursuit has been vacant
given July, when Kelly was given a arch of staff purpose after
a ousting of his predecessor, Reince Priebus. Acting secretary
Elaine Duke has been heading DHS in a meantime.
Nielsen has turn obvious in new months for being a
bold enforcer of
Kelly’s bulletin in a West Wing, where her reportedly curt,
no-nonsense manner caused some
recoil among Trump aides.
According to Politico, mixed Trump loyalists even privately
referred to Nielsen as “Nurse Ratched,” a illusory character
from “One Flew Over a Cuckoo’s Nest” famous for her stern and
hurtful change over a mental establishment she managed.
In her remarks on Thursday, Nielsen thanked Trump for his
assignment and pronounced a acknowledgment to a appointment would be
a “highest respect of my life.”
“If reliable as a sixth secretary of homeland security, we will
work each day to make a law, secure a borders, a coasts
and waterways, termite do strengthen Americans from dangerous criminals,
terrorists, cyberattacks, and all a other threats confronting our
homeland today,” Nielsen said.
Watch a shave of her remarks below: