Trump nominates Kirstjen Nielsen as homeland security secretary

John Kelly, now the White House chief of staff, previously held the position.
2:56 | 10/12/17

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I am going to be very proud to announce my nomination. For the next secretary of Homeland. Security commission. Nielsen. Will be no on the job training for key Christian. She is ready on day one would you say. Good. At DH and rescue mission was integral to the progress we have made in controlling our borders. Confronting gang violence preparing for disasters in protecting. Aviation. Security. Given her great talent her knowledge and devotion I selected key Christian. As the principal deputy chief of staff. At the White House. In her current position education plays a crucial role in managing. White House functions. And coordinating. With federal agencies and with money who has got. Really she's done some great work for a lot of different. Groups and she is the one that will very much miss you in your current position I can tell you is that a correct statement. Here's of this appointed to his business. Through our wisdom our leadership she is one of the universal respect of my entire cabinet and senior White House state. Fusion congratulations. Again to you. Your friends and your family. I know you'll fall for that you duties. With dedication. Determination. And resolve. And I know you'll never waiver in fulfilling their obligations. To the citizens the laws in the country. We all took an oath. To protect. May god bless you. May god bless America. Gridlock. Mr. President if confirmed it will be the highest honor of my life to again work win and support these remarkable public servants. And to continue to serve all of the American people I'll. In recent weeks communities across our nation have been struck by natural disasters as historic proportions. Americans across the country had seen it to the ocean of this department. And the extraordinary team it DHS. Who along with their federal state local and territorial partners have been working around the clock. To save lives provide mental care and vital supplies and to rebuild our communities. I also knew that this rebuilding will take years and I want to echo what the president has said many times. We will remain fully engaged in long recovery effort ahead of us. If confirmed that the six secretary of Homeland Security I will work every day to enforce the law secure our borders arc whose sooner waterways. And to protect Americans from dangerous criminals terrorists cyber attacks and all the other threats facing our homeland today.

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