New Dem committee chair summons Kirstjen Nielsen to testify about 'outright lies' with scathing letter
Kirstjen Nielsen testifies before a Senate committee (C-SPAN/screen grab)

The chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee is calling DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to appear before the panel -- having only done so once since she took the office.


Homeland Security Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-MS)  said Nielsen's latest presentation on the president's proposed border wall with Mexico is "yet another example of the misinformation and outright lies the Trump Administration has used to make the case for the President’s boondoggle border wall, defend the government shutdown, and distract the American people from a border policy so flawed that children have died in Department of Homeland Security custody."

Thompson added that he, as chairman of the committee tasked with DHS oversight, intends to use that power to call her to testify before the panel.

"In your year-long tenure, you have testified before the committee only once," the chairman wrote. "Another appearance is overdue."

You can read the entire letter via the House Homeland Security Committee.