Former Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen submitted her resignation Sunday after an Oval Office meeting with Donald Trump. According to her resignation letter, however, it was Congress and the courts that are to blame for the lack of success in fighting the manufactured border war.
"Despite our progress in reforming homeland security for a new age, I have determined that it is the right time for me to step aside," Nielsen's letter reads. "I hope that the next Secretary will have the support of Congress and the courts in fixing the laws which have impeded our ability to fully secure America's borders and which have contributed to discord in our nation's discourse."
Trump has consistently attempted to supersede immigration laws, asylum laws and laws that govern Congressional funding of Trump's border wall.
According to CNN's Jeff Zeleny, Nielsen had the resignation pre-written and in her "back pocket" ready and did not "grovel" for her job.
Read the full letter below:
Nielsen was not planning to resign when she walked into her meeting with Trump today, but she was prepared for the… https://t.co/VlcmL8YW8U— Jeremy Diamond (@Jeremy Diamond)1554676735.0