Trump formally nominates Nielsen as DHS Secretary

Politics 10/12/2017, 8:49 PM
Trump formally nominates Nielsen as DHS Secretary

United States President Donald Trump formally nominated Kirstjen Nielsen as Secretary of Homeland Security on Thursday. The president praised Nielsen's "sterling reputation as a dedicated leader whose number one priority is always the safety and security of our citizens," noting that she will be "Ready on day one." 

"It's hard to imagine a more qualified candidate for this critical position," Trump highlighted, urging the Senate to speedily confirm his nominee "in light of serious threats to this country." He added he is "thrilled for everything she will accomplish for this nation." 

Nielsen described the chance to head the Department of Homeland Security as the "honor of [her] life" and underscored the "profound commitment to the security of our country and safety of our people." 

TeleTrader Newsroom / JC

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