When she was first nominated for heading the DHS, I wrote an article criticizing the move because John Kelly was her mentor – and he isn’t too keen on border security either. In fact, she was just one of Kelly’s choices to head various departments who were let go this week.
All I can say is that it’s about time. Trump needs to surround himself with people who think like he does and that are not afraid to act. If he does that, he will be almost impossible to beat in 2020. If he gets the border under control and the economy stays strong, he will win in a walk.
Jessica Vaughan, director of policy studies at the Center for Immigration Studies, told Breitbart News that former Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen actively undermined President Donald Trump’s agenda on border security and immigration, offering her remarks on Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Patrick Courrielche.
Mansour invited Vaughan’s comments on Nielsen’s conduct as the former head of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) following Nielsen’s resignation on Sunday.
“I actually think that [Kirstjen Nielsen] has been on borrowed time for a long time and it shouldn’t have taken this long,” said Vaughan. “It’s the right move. It’s important to hold her accountable for her failures, especially this most recent crisis at the border.”
Vaughan remarked, “When [Kirstjen Nielsen] became the secretary, she brought in a group of people to work for her in the front office who decided that they were there so they could undermine things that other appointees of the President were trying to accomplish.”
Vaughan added, “It’s not just that [Kirstjen Nielsen] was incompetent and over her head. It’s that the people who worked for her were actively trying to undermine, for example, the ‘Buy American, Hire American’ initiative, enforcement of immigration laws, bolder steps to address the border crisis and get our immigration system back on track, and particularly to solve this crisis.”
Vaughan concluded, “It wasn’t just a matter of being incompetent. She was actively working against the president.”