Looks like Rachel Maddow is going to have another name to put on her giant board of resignations from the White House. The Wall Street Journal is that Kirstjen Nielsen resigned.
It is unclear from her resignation letter if she left on her own or if Trump asked her to step down because she wasn't putting enough kids in cages. Per , Trump and Nielsen clashed frequently and he repeatedly pushed her to go beyond legal boundaries in apprehensions on the border. Reportedly, this week, and asked her to the White House to basically demand she make the case on whether she should stay.
Trump tweeted this:
And then named an acting secretary:
Read the resignation letter
The new acting DHS Secretary Kevin McAleenan was only confirmed to his previous position as. In interviews, , so it's expected that he will follow Trump's legally questionable dictates more willingly than Nielsen.
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