Senate Panel Sets Confirmation Hearing for Pres. Trump’s DHS Nominee

President Donald Trump congratulates Kirstjen Nielsen, his nominee to be Secretary of Homeland Security. (Photo/Evan Vucci/AP)

November 2, 2017
OAN Newsroom

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.

  • DavidH

    Why have both FBI and DHS? Let the DHS take over and eliminate totally the deep state, corrupt FBI. This will also remove the DOJ as FBI boss, as the DOJ is also rife with deep staters.

  • scott

    She has both hers hands wrapped around his one. It must mean something. sexual harassment?

  • Another role model for women. Lets see how long the democrats drag their feet.

  • norris

    Another woman!?! I thought President Trump hates women???

  • Aldo

    Yeah MAGA !!!

  • landy fincannon

    DHS and the Un-Patriotic Act.

    Gee , if we could do a little Seek and Peek on the government would they change the law?

    • uncommon sense

      If you’re against the PATRIOT Act, you must not be a patriot. The name says so!

      PsyOps at work.

  • cheongyei

    “The president has soke highly of Nielson . . .”

    You should pay your proofreaders a little more, you might find folks who know English.

    • IWantFacts

      This is common anymore. The “up & comers” in “journalism” apparently never took English 101.

      • scott

        Yeah but don’t they have spell check?

        • IWantFacts

          yeah, I think spell check is pretty standard on computers. Just lazy?

  • Roy Beane

    At their current “breakneck snail’s pace” in Congress, they should be able to push this through …..maybe by November of 2020?? PATHETIC

  • KajunTex

    Took over one year to get over the demoRAT obstructionists to get this nomination ……sad, sad, sad