Cicilline Statement on Nielsen Resignation

WASHINGTON – Democratic Policy and Communications Committee (DPCC) Chair David N. Cicilline (RI-01 issued the following statement today after the resignation of Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen:

“It’s about time. Secretary Nielsen implemented the President’s horrific family separation policy. She was an enabler for this administration’s worst impulses. She won’t be missed.”

“It’s profoundly disturbing that Secretary Nielsen, who literally put kids in cages, wasn’t extreme enough for this President. The American people rejected President Trump’s hateful rhetoric about immigrants at the ballot box. They deserve a Homeland Security Secretary who will serve our country and promote responsible immigration policies that reflect our values, not the whims of Donald Trump and Stephen Miller.”