Bloomberg is reporting that Secretary Nielsen is resigning.
BREAKING: Homeland Security secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is meeting with Trump this evening to submit her resignation, according to a CBS News report pic.twitter.com/KevUkcfaMV— Bloomberg Quicktake (@Quicktake) April 7, 2019
This should come as a surprise to no one. There have been reports that she was unhappy and Trump has publicly said he’s dissatisfied with her performance. And just like that, she’s out.
Here’s more via CBS News:
Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is expected to offer her resignation at a meeting at the White House on Sunday, U.S. officials familiar with the matter say. Nielsen was set to meet with President Trump at 5 p.m., the officials said.
Reporting by Paula Reid and Major Garrett. This is a developing story and will be updated.
Also remember the reporting from last October that said John Bolton and former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly got into a shouting match over the border and how Nielsen was handling it.
El Presidente Trumpo confirms.
….I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2019
All the libs who wanted Nielsen to be fired are upset that she resigned:
I have repeatedly called for Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation for her lies in service of @realDonaldTrump’s abhorrent immigration policies, and I welcome her decision today. History will not judge her or the president kindly.— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) April 7, 2019
Sadly, we can expect @realDonaldTrump to nominate a permanent replacement who will also do his bidding as DHS Secretary. We must continue to speak out and remain organized and vigilant.
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) April 7, 2019
I would like to believe @realDonaldTrump fired @DHSgov Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen because she separated toddlers and children from their parents, and also put people in cages. But I fear @POTUS fired her because she wasn't cruel enough. https://t.co/PVfktxLnL5— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 7, 2019
Clearly, that is the Democrat messaging.