Kirstjen Nielsen went from high school soccer star to being shouted out of a Mexican restaurant for her complacency in the Trump administration’s family separation policy — but how did she get there?
She was raised in Clearwater, Florida. During high school she ran cross country, served as student body president, and was a midfielder on a district champion soccer team. She went to college at Georgetown University.
After graduating, she worked for former senator Connie Mack before returning to school to get her law degree. She then got a position as an associate for a Dallas law firm. She then started working for George W. Bush. But after he poor, costly response to Hurricane Katrina, he replaced her.
Nielsen went on to be John Kelly’s chief of staff and followed him to the White House. She then went on to replace Kelly, which apparently left Homeland Security officials speechless.
Nielsen then got to work wreaking total havoc on American immigrants. She defended the Trump administration’s family separation policy, which led to thousands of students being taken from their parents. However, she blames the policy on Congress, claiming she couldn’t change the policy until the (Republican-led) Congress closes loopholes on immigration.