Sen. Ron Johnson praises President's pick for Homeland Security Secretary

Sen. Ron Johnson praises President's pick for Homeland Security Secretary

USA first lady Melania Trump arrives for an event October 12, 2017 at the White House in Washington, DC, where President Donald Trump nominated Kirstjen Nielsen as his new Secretary of Homeland Security Secretary. Kelly served as Trump's DHS secretary for just over six months before replacing Reince Priebus as White House chief of staff over the summer.

"I know you will fulfill your duties with dedication, determination and resolve".

'Kirstjen plays a crucial role in managing White House functions and coordinating with federal agencies and with Melania, who has got - really, she's done some great work for a lot of different groups, ' Trump said at a ceremony in the East Room.

Nielsen previously served as Special Assistant to the President and senior director for prevention, preparedness, and response on the White House Homeland Security Council under President George W. Bush, in addition to serving as a corporate attorney and as a congressional staff member. "That sets her apart", Trump said.

That episode of her career may become a target for Senate Democrats during the confirmation process. That includes restricting access to the Oval Office and streamlining the flow of information to the president.

She also worked for Kelly when he served as secretary of DHS.

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Kirstjen Nielsen was a top White House aide until now and formerly worked at the department. "It seems like more of a lazy pick than a wide search".

Neither the White House nor Nielsen responded to requests for comment.

Duke received praise for her handling of hurricanes that hit Texas and Florida, but has come under fire over the devastation in Puerto Rico.

At a formal White House event to announce the nomination, Trump spoke highly of Nielsen and her "sterling reputation as a dedicated leader whose number one priority was the security of our citizens, not politics or ideology".

Notable as a serious minded player and policy geek, Ms. Nielsen emerges improbable to disembark at the center of the kind of disagreement that have deluged Mr. Trump's presidency.

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