WASHINGTON — Monday on the Senate floor, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, encouraged his colleagues to confirm Kirstjen Nielsen to be the secretary for the Department of Homeland Security. Excerpts of Sen. Johnson’s remarks are below, and video of his remarks can be found here.
“President Trump nominated Ms. Nielsen to lead DHS, and she is ready to answer this call to duty. She has been working in and around the Department since its creation.”
“Ms. Nielsen brings valuable, practical experience to DHS.”
“She is an expert in risk management, with a focus on cybersecurity, emergency management, and critical infrastructure.”
“Colleagues, we are fortunate to have a nominee with such experience and dedication to the mission of the Department of Homeland Security. I urge all of you to support her confirmation.”