Trump Nominates Kristjen Nielsen to Lead Homeland Security

President Donald Trump nominated Kristjen Nielsen, his current deputy chief of staff, to be his pick to lead the Department of Homeland Security.

Nielsen served as top aide for current chief of staff, John Kelly, when he was DHS secretary. When he introduced Nielsen at the White House, President Trump said with her experience, she doesn’t need on the job training, she will be ready from day one.

“Kristjen has may full faith and confidence and she also has the complete confidence of the law enforcement officers, dedicated professionals, and the senior leadership at the Department of Homeland Security," Trump said.

If confirmed by the Senate, she would be head of a department that includes the nation’s largest law enforcement agency, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

“Should I be confirmed, I will with the utmost strength and dedication work everyday to protect and secure our homeland," Nielsen said.