Last week McAleenan announced his resignation and President Trump said he would name a replacement this week.
A group of prominent conservative leaders have signed on to a letter strongly endorsing Ken Cuccinelli to be the next leader of the Department of Homeland Security.
“As acting head of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Cuccinelli has proven himself exceptionally capable of executing the president’s agenda on complex and sensitive issues,” read a statement released Monday by the Conservative Partnership Institute, an organization that specializes in developing Republican politicians and staffers.
“Rather than backing away from a media that is at times overtly hostile to the president’s enforcement of the law, Cuccinelli has consistently been an unwavering, articulate, and extremely knowledgeable advocate of the policies his agency has put forward,” the statement continued. “We have no doubt that he will execute the president’s agenda with the integrity, commitment, and excellence that we have known him to bring to every other position. He has our strongest support.”
Under the letter included more than 100 names of political activists, operatives, former lawmakers, CEOs, and other big names in the conservative sphere. Their strong adulation for Cuccinelli comes as President Donald Trump will soon name a new person to lead the Department of Homeland Security.