Kris Kobach Could Become Trump’s Next DHS Secretary


A DHS Secretary as scary as the boss.
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It’s no secret that the president would like to hand an anvil to his current Secretary of Homeland Security, Kirstjen Nielsen, and point her to the nearest cliff. It’s unclear whether his beef with her is strictly personal (perhaps she is not tall enough for his approval), is performance-based, or is simply a product of her responsibility to inform him now and then of inconvenient laws and regulations that inhibit him from straddling the U.S.-Mexico border like a colossus. He has famously been abusive towards her in Cabinet meetings. And according to the Washington Post, he could fire her or she could resign almost any day.

It’s also pretty clear who Trump would like to put in charge of DHS if he had his druthers. He dropped this pretty big hint at a rally in Kansas in October:



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