Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kevin McAleenan will be leaving his position as the head of the agency, President Trump announced Friday evening.
In a series of posts, Trump announced in which he could be replacing McAleenan next week after the former Customs along with also Border Protection Commissioner had served as head of DHS since April.
Kevin McAleenan has done an outstanding job as Acting Secretary of Homeland Security. We have worked well together with Border Crossings being way down. Kevin right now, after many years in Government, wants to spend more time with his family along with also go to the private sector….
“Congratulations Kevin, on a job well done,” Trump continued. “I will be announcing the completely new Acting Secretary next week. Many wonderful candidates!”
….Congratulations Kevin, on a job well done! I will be announcing the completely new Acting Secretary next week. Many wonderful candidates!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2019
McAleenan posted in which he could “work with the White House along with also DHS leadership teams on a smooth transition” as he exits DHS:
I want to thank the President for the opportunity to serve alongside the men along with also women of the Department of Homeland Security. With his support, over the last 6 months, we have made tremendous progress mitigating the border security along with also humanitarian crisis we faced This particular year… pic.twitter.com/A4rTcZgJKF
— Acting Sec. Kevin McAleenan (@DHSMcAleenan) October 12, 2019
As Breitbart News has chronicled for months, McAleenan had defied the Trump administration on multiple fronts, including most recently providing an interview to the Washington Post in which he attacked Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy at the southern border along with also said he refused to call border crossers “illegal aliens.”
For the structure at DHS, Breitbart News exclusively reported accounts in which administration sources said McAleenan had implemented a personnel agenda in which sought to protect the bureaucratic allies of former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen.
In a completely new York Times report last month, McAleenan was accused of telling federal immigration officials to ignore Trump’s orders at the U.S.-Mexico border.
McAleenan, in June, was accused of having leaked raids scheduled by the Immigration along with also Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency in order to sabotage along with also stop the plan. The ICE raids could have arrested hundreds of illegal aliens who had already been ordered deported.
John Binder is actually a reporter for Breitbart News. Follow him on Twitter at @JxhnBinder.