Top Homeland Security officials from both prior Republican administrations and Barack Obama’s administration have put their signature onto a letter to Congress giving full and “enthusiastic support” for President Trump’s person to head border enforcement for the U.S.
It got announced by the White House on Thursday that Kevin McAleenan is the president’s pick to head U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the agency which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security with the task of preventing the illegal flow of goods and individuals onto our soil.
Several well known Republicans — the bulk of them ex border patrol chiefs — are the ones who put their signature on a letter sent to Congress on Thursday as a form of approval of McAleenan’s nomination. On top of them ex President Obama’s last homeland security secretary, Jeh Johnson, and deputy secretary, Alejandro Mayorkas are too.
“Each of us has worked directly with Mr. McAleenan and can personally attest to his honesty, integrity, patriotism, and commitment to the homeland security mission and to the security of the United States,” notes the letter accompanied by eight signatures of ex high ranked Homeland Security officials in the Obama administration, on top of which nine also highly ranked officials under ex President George W. Bush, in which ex Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff.
McAleenan is “supremely qualified” to head the border protection agency, the letter noted.
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