Part of her responsibilities will include hiring 15,000 new agents for Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Border Patrol, an agency that reportedly sees quick turnover among its employees.
Sens. Chris Coons (D-Del.), Joe Manchin (D-W.V.), Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Mark Warner (D-Va.) were among those who voted alongside their Republican colleagues to confirm the former principal deputy to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly as the new DHS secretary. She served as Kelly's chief of staff at DHS and eventually moved with him to the White House, serving as deputy chief of staff.
As leader of the Department of Homeland Security, Nielsen will oversee a massive bureaucracy of almost 250,000 employees that help ensure the security of the IT assets of federal civilian agencies as well as the nation's critical infrastructure.
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To charge a president with obstruction based exclusively on such actions, he claims, would cause a "constitutional crisis ." . A president can be impeached and removed from office for "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors".
"Ms. Nielsen will be charged with leading the department at a critical time", he said.
Kirstjen Nielsen was confirmed by the Senate to take over as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.
DHS Acting Secretary Elaine Duke, who will serve as Nielsen's deputy, said: "Nielsen is a homeland security expert with a deep understanding of the issues facing the Department and is well-positioned to lead us into the future".
Homeland Security oversees the nation's borders, cybersecurity and response to natural disasters, among other areas.
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Last month, a watchdog group filed an ethics complaint against Nielsen after she used a private consultant who represents clients with millions of dollars in DHS contracts to help her navigate the confirmation process.
"I can't unequivocally state it's caused by humans", she said.
"There will be no on-the-job training for Kirstjen", Trump said when he announced her nomination in October, praising her "sterling reputation". She served in the transportation security unit of DHS during the George W. Bush administration, and was also Bush's homeland security advisor in the White House. During her confirmation hearing, she told senators she learned key lessons about emergency management by having a front-row seat to the botched response to Hurricane Katrina. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee.
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