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Trump Nominates Gen. John Kelly For Homeland Security

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On Monday, President-elect Donald Trump officially nominated retired Marine Gen. John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security. It was reported last week that Trump would tap Kelly, but Trump had not yet formally offered him the position. “Gen. John Kelly’s decades of military service and deep commitment to fighting the threat of terrorism inside our borders makes him the ideal choice to serve as our secretary of the Department of Homeland Security,” Trump said in a statement. Trump also noted Kelly was “the right person to spearhead” the job of “stopping illegal immigration and securing our borders.” Kelly is the third general invited to serve in Trump’s White House.

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