Sen Durbin Demands That DHS Secretary Nielsen Resign

The #2 ranking Senate Democrat has called upon Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Kirstjen Nielsen to resign, following the release of a government watchdog report. The report found that the Trump administration stole thousands more children under the “zero tolerance” policy than was previously known. “No one has been held accountable for this humanitarian disaster at our southern border,” Sen. Dick Durbin of Illinois tweeted. “DHS Secretary Nielsen should accept responsibility for this outrage and resign.” read more

Trump Unloads On Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen

President Donald Trump severely admonished Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen in front of his cabinet at a meeting this week, and she considered resigning as a result. According to attendees, Trump upbraided her for failing to stop illegal border crossings.   Nobody was surprised of course, because Trump has a history of attacking his own “best people” until they get so fed up that they quit.  He has had more turnover in his cabinet and White House staff during the first 18 months of his presidency than any other president in history.  The cause of the outburst was Trump’s frustration over an increase in apprehensions at the Mexican border.  He (unfairly) blamed Nielsen for failing to stop them, according to people at the meeting.

Nielsen apparently made the mistake of trying to use reason when discussing the issue with the president.  Observers say she attempted to explain to her boss that there were many complex issues involved.  She also tried to make him understand that the Homeland Security Department has legal restrictions which govern what she can and cannot do. read more