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Ken Cuccinelli floated as likely next DHS chief with McAleenan to step down
Fox News ^ | October 12, 2019 | Adam Shaw

Posted on 10/12/2019 3:34:07 PM PDT by jazusamo

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Acting Director Ken Cuccinelli is being seen as a likely replacement for outgoing Department of Homeland Security Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, sources tell Fox News -- a move that would be welcomed by immigration hardliners.

President Trump on Friday announced that McAleenan would be leaving the job to spend more time with his family, and added that the new acting secretary would be announced next week.

The announcement immediately led to speculation as to who would step into the vital cabinet position -- one that is a central post for the nation's immigration policy.

A former senior DHS official with close ties to the administration told Fox News Friday that Cuccinelli is on the top of Trump’s list to be the next acting secretary. The source noted that a Senate confirmation hearing would be bruising for Cuccinelli but "he, [White House adviser] Steve Miller and Trump are all in sync on a number of key policies.

"They have been trying to clear the way for a while," the source said.

If Trump doesn’t go with Cuccinelli, the source said Trump may go with former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach -- another hardliner who has long been floated for a possible administration position but is currently running for the U.S. Senate.

One administration official told Fox News on Saturday that Cuccinelli was in “good standing” for the position.

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TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: cuccinelli; dhs; dhschief; kencuccinelli; presidenttrump; trump; trumpcabinet; trumpdhs
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1 posted on 10/12/2019 3:34:07 PM PDT by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

That’s the guy from Kansas that’s fully on board with sending back all the illegals, ain’t it?


2 posted on 10/12/2019 3:41:01 PM PDT by Spacetrucker (George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British - HE SHOT THEM .. WITH GUNS)
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To: jazusamo

Unbelievable it took this long.


3 posted on 10/12/2019 3:41:03 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (My dad had a Delta 88. That was a car. It was like driving your living room.)
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To: jazusamo

“McAleenan would be leaving the job to spend more time with his family”

You mean his crime family in the Dem organization?


4 posted on 10/12/2019 3:41:12 PM PDT by max americana (Fired ONE libtard at work at every election since 2008 because I enjoy it. I hope every lib die.)
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To: jazusamo

NVM, I was thinking of Kobach.


5 posted on 10/12/2019 3:41:39 PM PDT by Spacetrucker (George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British - HE SHOT THEM .. WITH GUNS)
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To: jazusamo

Kobach or Homan - or no one.


6 posted on 10/12/2019 3:41:45 PM PDT by sheehan (DEPORT ALL ILLEGALS.)
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To: jazusamo

Thomas Homan


7 posted on 10/12/2019 3:45:40 PM PDT by gubamyster
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To: Spacetrucker

Cuccinelli is viewed by many as a hardliner on illegal aliens.


8 posted on 10/12/2019 3:47:03 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo
If Trump doesn’t go with Cuccinelli, the source said Trump may go with former Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach -- another hardliner who has long been floated for a possible administration position but is currently running for the U.S. Senate.

Kobach's running for the Senate seat Roberts is vacating. If Trump could get him into DHS instead the Kansas GOP would be forever in his debt.

9 posted on 10/12/2019 3:51:21 PM PDT by DoodleDawg
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To: sheehan; gubamyster

In my view Homan would be great.


10 posted on 10/12/2019 3:51:26 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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11 posted on 10/12/2019 3:58:18 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have You Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: jazusamo

RINOs and theRepublican elites don’t like Cuccinelli.


12 posted on 10/12/2019 4:13:40 PM PDT by oldbill
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To: gubamyster

Yes to Homan!


13 posted on 10/12/2019 4:22:29 PM PDT by FES0844
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To: oldbill

“RINOs and theRepublican elites don’t like Cuccinelli.”

They abandoned him when he ran for governor. He isn’t “their” kind of Republican.


14 posted on 10/12/2019 4:36:41 PM PDT by oldvirginian ("I know not what course others may take but as for me Give me Liberty or give me death")
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To: Spacetrucker

VIRGINIA, and I worked on his campaign before, and he stumped for another candidate I was working on. He is the real deal and a great choice.


15 posted on 10/12/2019 4:37:12 PM PDT by Salvavida
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RINOs and theRepublican elites don’t like Cuccinelli.

You are correct. They made it impossible to beat the Demonicrat scumbag Terry McAuliffe in the governor’s race by refusing support of Cuccinelli. That, combined with some typical dem election shenanigans doomed Cuccinelli in the race.

It would be some poetic justice if he were appointed to some high-level federal position where he would have administrative power over the governor of Virginia.

16 posted on 10/12/2019 4:39:35 PM PDT by fwdude (Poverty is nearly always a mindset, which can’t be cured by cash.)
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To: jazusamo

So who’s going to run USCIS?


17 posted on 10/12/2019 5:10:30 PM PDT by Pollard (If you don't understand what I typed, you haven't read the classics.)
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To: Salvavida

All I need to hear. Safe to advocate for hin, then.


18 posted on 10/12/2019 5:33:16 PM PDT by Spacetrucker (George Washington didn't use his freedom of speech to defeat the British - HE SHOT THEM .. WITH GUNS)
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To: jazusamo

Cuccinelli would be an excellent choice.


19 posted on 10/12/2019 6:05:34 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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"... a Senate confirmation hearing would be bruising for Cuccinelli but "he, [White House adviser] Steve Miller and Trump are all in sync on a number of key policies."

Good news! An easy confirmation would mean "just another deep, deep, deep stater"

If he has a tattoo on his inner thigh that says "Death to all migrant invaders!", he is perfect...

20 posted on 10/12/2019 6:26:28 PM PDT by SuperLuminal (Where is Sam Adams now that we desperately need him)
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