Kirstjen Nielsen is leaving her post as U.S. Homeland Security Secretary, President Donald Trump tweeted on Sunday.
Trump added that current U.S. Customs and Border Protection commissioner Kevin McAleenan will fill in as acting secretary.
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service….
….I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for <a href=”https://twitter.com/DHSgov?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”>@DHSgov</a>. I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!
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