Senate votes to confirm Kirstjen Nielsen as the new DHS secretary

Senate confirms Kirstjen Nielsen to head Homeland Security	 	 	 			Kirstjen Nielsen

The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Deputy White House chief of staff Kirstjen Nielsen as President Donald Trump's choice to lead the Department of Homeland Security. She has served as principal deputy White House chief of staff, reporting to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, since September 6.

Nielsen received a warm welcome from the woman she's replacing - DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke. Ten Democrats joined in the vote to confirm Nielsen on December 5, with no Republicans voting against. They also cited concerns about possible White House interference in a recent DHS decision to send home thousands of Nicaraguans and Haitians long granted USA protection.

Last month a watchdog group filed an ethics complaint against Nielsen, after she used a private consultant who represents clients with millions of dollars in DHS contracts to help her navigate the confirmation process.

Nielsen will be the first cyber professional to head the agency charged with protecting federal civilian networks, leading efforts to coordinate cybersecurity of privately owned critical infrastructure.

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She was also part of the White House Homeland Security Council under President George W. Bush's administration.

Nielsen was confirmed by a 62-37 vote the Associated Press reported. -Mexican border, saying that she does not support building a wall along the entire length of the border. "I am glad she can take charge of her agency and continue her work to keep Americans safe". "With her understanding of the challenges facing our nation and her experience in prevention and preparedness, I believe that she will excel as the next Secretary of Homeland Security".

Nielsen "is ready to answer this call to duty", Johnson said. It is hard to imagine how the head of one of our federal government's executive departments, who all report to the president, can ever be "free from political interference from the White House". "She has been working in and around the Department of Homeland Security since its creation".

Nielsen comes to the job largely on the power of his endorsement. But Nielsen told the Senate's homeland security panel that "there is no need for a wall from sea to shining sea".

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