In an abrupt departure, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen resigned on Sunday with a letter that read that the country deserves, “to have all the tools and resources they need to execute the mission entrusted in them.”
The announcement came after Nielsen met with President Donald Trump, who recently decided, according to the Wall Street Journal, to drop border official Ron Vitiello’s nomination to head of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
In Nielsen’s letter, she wrote, “despite our progress in reforming homeland security for a new age, I have determined that it is the right time for me to step aside.”
Read the full letter.
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To the brave and dedicated men and women of @DHSgov, I submitted my resignation to the President this evening. I am eternally grateful and proud of what you do each and everyday to protect our homeland- each of you are why I came back to serve my country.
— Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen (@SecNielsen) April 7, 2019