Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly Confirmed by Senate as Donald Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security (Update: Kelly Sworn In)
RETIRED MARINE GEN. JOHN KELLY CONFIRMED AS SECRETARY OF HOMELAND SECURITY …
Today, the U.S. Senate has confirmed retired Marine Gen. John Kelly as President Donald Trump’s Secretary of Homeland Security. Another fantastic choice and a great addition to the Trump cabinet. The Senate voted 88-11 to confirm Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security.
Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly was confirmed as Donald Trump’s secretary of homeland security on Friday evening, soon after the inauguration of the new president.
The Senate voted 88-11 to confirm Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, an agency formed after the September 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Kelly faced little resistance during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs last week, during which he faced questions about Trump’s plan to build a wall on the southern border, immigration, cyber security, the drug trade, and homegrown terrorism. Kelly was commended by Republicans and Democrats as a formidable choice for the job given his experience commanding the U.S. Southern Command.
Kelly, who served 45 years in the Marine Corps, emphasized his belief in the principles of respect and tolerance, respect for the rule of law, and his willingness to “speak truth to power.”
UPDATE I: Retired Marine Gen. John Kelly sworn in as Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security.