Cuccinelli is a CNN contributor and has been opposed by Mitch McConnell in the past. It remains unclear how difficult it will be for McConnell to get Cuccinelli confirmed.
President Donald Trump is planning to pick former Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli to fill an immigration post in the administration, a White House official confirmed to The Daily Caller on Tuesday.
Cuccinelli will be taking a role in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), but will not be in the “immigration czar” position that Trump is reportedly creating separately.
A White House official told The New York Times on Tuesday that the appointment could occur as soon as this week, although the details of the position are still being worked out between Cuccinelli and other officials.
Conservative leaders pushed for Cuccinelli to take over the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) when former Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen left the agency in April.