Twitter reacts to Department of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation/firing: “History will not judge her or the president kindly.” She will forever be remembered as the DHS secretary on whose watch scores of migrant children were separated from their parents and placed in cages on the US-Mexico border.
Donald Trump confirmed Nielsen’s ouster: “Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service.”
Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service….
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 7, 2019
He then named Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, as acting DHS secretary. Yep, another acting cabinet secretary from a man who bragged that he only hires the best people.
The ACLU tweeted: “Kirstjen Nielsen served as Homeland Security Secretary during a sad and shameful chapter in the agency’s history. Nielsen oversaw civil rights and civil liberties violations that will go down as among the worst failures in Trump’s presidency.”
Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted: “It was long past time for her to go.”
Kirstjen Nielsen misled the American people and defended Trump's inhumane policy of separating children from their parents.
It was long past time for her to go. https://t.co/3KXTHKZTRd
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) April 7, 2019
Twitter reacted to Kirstjen Nielsen’s resignation:
I have repeatedly called for Kirstjen Nielsen's resignation for her lies in service of @realDonaldTrump’s abhorrent immigration policies, and I welcome her decision today. History will not judge her or the president kindly.
— Senator Mazie Hirono (@maziehirono) April 7, 2019
Kirstjen Nielsen should have to wait two years before being able to spend more time with her family.
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) April 7, 2019
In this Cabinet, first you lose your integrity, then you lose your job. https://t.co/47SqapvjLl
— Michael R. Bromwich (@mrbromwich) April 7, 2019
Live shot of my reaction to the news that Kirstjen Nielsen is being forced to resign. pic.twitter.com/Jk1szFxKwQ
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) April 7, 2019
Just a reminder that while we all tweet about Kirstjen Nielsen from the comfort of our homes, she is personally responsible for children not being able to be in the same homes as their parents.
— Roland Scahill (@rolandscahill) April 8, 2019
If this were a TWILIGHT ZONE episode, Kirstjen Nielsen would wake up in a small cage with Latin American children on the outside watching her.
— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) April 7, 2019