WASHINGTON (CBS NEWS) – Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, President Trump announced in a tweet Sunday.
CBS News first reported Nielsen’s impending departure, which Mr. Trump announced after a 5 p.m. meeting at the White House.READ MORE: Dallas County Sheriff Needs Help Identifying Truck Involved In Hit & Run With Deputies
Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will serve as acting DHS secretary, the president announced.READ MORE: Man Charged In Burning, Dismembered Bodies Case, Jason Thornburg Admits He Killed Another
“Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service,” Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday. “…I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!”MORE NEWS: CBP Officers Intercept $24M In Methamphetamine At Camino Real Cargo Facility