McConnell Statement on Kirstjen Nielsen

Louisville, KY- Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s intention to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen for Secretary of Homeland Security:  

“Kirstjen Nielsen is an experienced professional when we need one in place as soon as possible to ensure our natural disaster recovery efforts across the country continue to help those in need. We look forward to reviewing her record. We must do more to secure our borders and protect our cyber networks from those who wish to harm us, and I’m encouraged by the president’s intent to nominate a DHS Secretary with the support of Gen. Kelly, whose opinion we all respect.”

Background: When nominated, the Senate will consider this nomination in a timely manner. Additional details regarding a confirmation hearing will be forthcoming from the committee of jurisdiction. 

Related Issues: Homeland Security, Nominations