HERE WE GO: Trump’s “Shortlist” Emerges For DHS Head Replacement

Now that Kirstjen Neilsen is out as head of the Department of Homeland Security, President Trump has to find her replacement.

Kevin McAleenan is the acting DHS chief.

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However, POTUS has some big plans to help lead the department in a new direction – and conservatives will instantly recognize these names…

Per two Republicans involved in discussions, Sec. Rick Perry is being eyed for DHS. Ken Cuccinelli also on WH radar for DHS, has boosters on right in Congress. Kobach and Bondi have had their names mentioned, but seen as unlikely.

Perry is seen as the easiest to confirm for the job by top Rs and WH officials but not clear yet he’s take the post, based on my convos with sources.

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Rick Perry would make sense since he has already been confirmed by the Senate to lead the Department of Energy.

Former pro-Trump and now vehemently anti-Trump Ann Coulter isn’t a fan of the reported names…

You lose again, 3-D Trumpsters! @realDonaldTrump considering Rick Perry and Ken Cuccinelli, total 100% open borders Republicans. Not a lying conman at all.

Is Perry uninterested in the job?

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From The Hill:

President Donald Trump’s Energy Secretary Rick Perry says he’s not interested in replacing ousted Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen.

“I’m happy where I am and the president is happy where I am,” Perry said during a brief interview on Capitol Hill Monday.

Perry, an Air Force veteran who was Texas’s longest-serving governor, has been previously considered to lead DHS, as well as other agencies such as Veterans Affairs.

More on Neilsen, per CBS News:

Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen abruptly resigned Sunday, as the president continues to fume over continued illegal border crossings. CBS News first reported Nielsen’s impending departure, which Mr. Trump confirmed in a tweet after a 5 p.m. meeting with Nielsen at the White House.

Nielsen spoke out for the first time since announcing her resignation outside her house Monday afternoon, telling reporters there is a “humanitarian crisis” at the border and emphasizing the need to address that. Her resignation is effective Wednesday, although Nielsen didn’t leave her home in Virginia until early Monday afternoon.

“I don’t have any new announcements. I just want to thank the president again for the tremendous opportunity to serve this country. I’m forever grateful and proud of the men and women of DHS who work so hard every day to execute their missions and support the homeland,” she told reporters outside her home on Monday, taking no questions. “As you know, DHS has a vast array of missions. I want to make sure that we execute them all with excellence through the transition. I share the president’s goal of securing the border.”

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Stay tuned to see what happens…

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