Kirstjen Nielsen resigns as DHS Secretary

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 8:39 PM PT – Sun. April 7, 2019

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen announces her resignation from the administration, following a meeting with President Trump on Sunday.

The President confirmed the news in a tweet later the same evening, and thanked her for her 16 months of service.

Nielsen has spearheaded the administration’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration, and joined President Trump in a visit to California to inspect the newly built sections of the U.S.-Mexico border fence over the weekend.

In a subsequent follow-up tweet, President Trump named U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan as Nielsen’s replacement as acting secretary.

 

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