Response to WaPo Story: Kirstjen Nielsen Is Undeserving of Sympathy

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Late this evening Washington Post published a story indicating “former Homeland Security chief Kirstjen Nielsen and Immigration and Customs Enforcement deputy Ronald Vitiello were ousted shortly after they challenged a secret White House plan to arrest and deport thousands of parents and children.” The report could be the latest development in an organized attempt to rehab Nielson’s reputation “for life after Trump.” Here’s our statement:

“Kirstjen Nielsen is undeserving of our sympathy. She helped plan, implement, and defend Trump’s horrific policy of ripping migrant children away from their families in an effort to discourage others from seeking refuge at our border,” said Karl Frisch, a spokesperson for Restore Public Trust. “On Kirstjen Nielsen’s watch, children taken from their families were abused and sexually assaulted. Some even died. Today, Nielsen poses a significant reputational risk to any corporation, university, or think tank that would ever consider working with her in the future.”

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