November 2, 2017
President Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security is finally scheduled for a confirmation hearing.
On Wednesday, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee announced it has scheduled a hearing for Kirstjen Nielson for November 8.
President Trump nominated Nielson in October to replace John Kelly, who is now chief of staff.
The president has soke highly of Nielson, pinning her as “a dedicated leader” and saying she always puts the safety and security of the American people first.
Previously, Nielson served as second-in-command under Kelly while he was still with the department.
If confirmed, she will be the first former DHS employee to be promoted to chief.