(CBS NEWS) — Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen is resigning, President Trump announced in a tweet Sunday.
CBS News first reported Nielsen’s impending departure, which Mr. Trump announced after a 5 p.m. meeting with Nielsen at the White House.READ MORE: Maryland Offers "Full Support" After 18 Children, 1 Teacher Killed In Texas Elementary School Shooting
Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Kevin McAleenan will serve as acting DHS secretary, the president announced.READ MORE: Maryland Sees Uptick In COVID-19 Cases Among People Under 19
“Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen will be leaving her position, and I would like to thank her for her service,” Mr. Trump tweeted Sunday. “…I am pleased to announce that Kevin McAleenan, the current U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner, will become Acting Secretary for @DHSgov. I have confidence that Kevin will do a great job!”MORE NEWS: Baltimore County Police Ask Public For Help Finding Missing Teen
Read the full story with CBS News here.