Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns

"The View" co-hosts weigh in on what will happen following Nielsen's resignation on Sunday.
6:48 | 04/08/19

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Transcript for Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigns
I'm here. Let's talk about what happened yesterday. The sudden announcement came that kirstjen Nielsen is out as homeland security chief. I would hold that applause. I would hold on. You know who tweeted that she's leaving and Nielsen followed up by saying she resigned. Insiders say the person who is really running the show is the new president, Steven Miller. President Miller. This is all in his plan and he pushed her out. To take it even -- supposedly it's going to be even tougher, the stance at the border. Families being separated. Kids in cages. How much tougher are they going to be? It could work the other way. I was reading that Kevin mcaleenan, he's the new dhs guy. Just acting. Acting. The new guy -- he's replacing he comes in on Wednesday. He's interim. I was reading something. I saw that he said that he believes that these countries they're coming from in central America need to continue to get funding from the United States. What they call mgo, nongovernmental organizations are helping them. He believes that. Trump doesn't believe that. He believes the opposite in serving these people. I don't know how long the guy will last. He's not being placed there permanently. There are so many acting directors right now. Even Mick Mulvaney, chief of staff, is acting. That's my biggest issue. How do we get good people in these jobs? It's getting tougher and tougher when you're firing people. You need a better person. Two of the big things he promised he hasn't got done. It's a real insecurity. The border wall and more people coming over the border. We're seeing numbers we haven't seen in years. As much as people don't like kirstjen Nielsen, she'll always be remembered for the separation of families, it's not her fault we're seeing these numbers. A lot has to do with policies and what's going on in their countries. It's a much bigger problem. Just to shoo her out and think Stephen Miller -- I don't know what they're going to do with these kids. What's fascinating to me I believe she sold her soul. She became the face of separating babies from their parents. It's going to take two years to find out the true extent of this horror. Thousands were separated from their families. FBI director Christopher WRAY testified that home grown white supremacists are the worst threat to our country. President trump keeps saying these people from Mexico, from Nicaragua are the biggest threats. They're not. It's our home grown white is he supremacists. It's important to separate a lot of different things. I'm from a border state. Immigration is ground zero. Jay Johnson said we're truly in a crisis. There were 4,000 apprehensions in a single day. 1,000 overwhelms the system. I can't imagine what 4,000 looks like. Last month we had 100,000 migrants apprehended. It's the highest number in a decade. There is a crisis. How to deal with it is where situation goes? He ran meat and potatoes on immigration and the economy. Lou Dobbs said he wanted kirstjen Nielsen fired. If people like Lou Dobbs and Laura Ingraham are dictating policy, why don't you make Lou Dobbs the person in charge of this? That being said -- one more thing. This is a hard-line issue for people who live in border states. If we sit here and act like there isn't a crisis, it's crazy people living in border states that think there's a crisis, that's a winning ticket for trump in 2020. This guy coming in wants to solve these problems in these give them food. Give them housing. Help the children. Stop the crime rates. We have liberals who don't want to -- I've listened to you let me finish. It's part of your job to listen to me. Here's what's not going to happen. Everybody gets a piece. Finish what you're saying. I forgot what it was. The president being able to take responsibility for where we are, you're commander and chief. Putting the blame on other people and firing one after the other that doesn't solve the problem. Saying I'm on top I'm in charge. I have to take responsibility. I wish he would stop demonizing these people that are coming here for a better life. They're paying taxes. They're making this country in many ways a better -- That was the point I was going to make. To the asylum point they have the right to come here and seek asylum. Correct? They do. She was fired because she was going to not do that, not say to them you can't come in. He was annoyed with her because she didn't want to break the law. He said the country is full. He did say that. He said the country is full. He did. If you're pregnant -- Where do I go? We'll be right back with more hot topics.

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