Homeland Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen isn’t receiving well wishes from Democrats or Republicans following her sudden resignation.
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., called Nielsen’s tenure a “disaster,” while Sen. Johnson, R-Wis., said the U.S. needs “steady, informed and effective leadership in the administration and in Congress to have any hope of fixing our control border security and immigration problems.”
Rep. Donald Payne Jr., D-N.J., said Nielsen should have resigned “after lying about children being ripped from their mothers and locked in cages.”
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., said she wasn’t “sorry to see her go.”
“I only wish she’d been fired long ago, before she ever had a chance to resign,” she added.
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter celebrated Nielsen’s resignation.
"Hallelujah! Secretary Nielsen has resigned!" Coulter tweeted. "Good news: Secretary Nielsen has resigned! Bad news: Trump considering Jorge Ramos as replacement," Coulter said in another, referring to Univision's Jorge Ramos, a Mexican-American journalist who has been highly critical of Trump's immigration policies.
Former Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke also criticized Nielsen, tweeting “No surprise here. I said she was failing POTUS. She was never on board with @realDonaldTrump tough border stance. She never had answers to the crisis at the border. 'Can't' was her favorite lead word. Trump needs a 'can-do' Secretary."
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., criticized President Donald Trump for Nielsen's resignation.
“When even the most radical voices in the administration aren’t radical enough for President Trump, you know he’s completely lost touch with the American people," he said in a statement.
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