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Chelsea Handler Just Tweeted Well Wishes to Kirstjen Nielsen With the Shadiest of Caveats


Chelsea Handler Just Tweeted Well Wishes to Kirstjen Nielsen With the Shadiest of Caveats
Chelsea Handler and former DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen (Gary Gershoff/Getty Images and Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)

On Sunday, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) head Kirstjen Nielsen became the 12th cabinet member to resign from the Trump administration. President Donald Trump has been increasingly vocal over his displeasure with Nielsen and her handling of border security.

Rather than a feather in his cap, the border remains a black spot on his administration's record.

After a disastrous series of appearances before Congress where Nielsen's competency was questioned, the Trump appointee abruptly resigned Sunday.

But people are sending her less than fond farewells online.

Comedian Chelsea Handler took to Twitter with her message. She posted:

"Best of luck to Kirstjen Nielsen. I’m not sure where you’ll get hired with a resume that includes 'locking kids in cages.' I’m kidding, good luck at Fox News."

Nielsen will forever be linked with the Stephen Miller created and former Attorney General Jeff Sessions implemented family separation policy. After reports of abuse and neglect of migrant children as well as more than one death under Nielsen's watch, she was called to testify before Congress.

But Nielsen seemed ill prepared, with few answers or knowledge to share in response to congressional inquiries. This lack of accountability for the deaths of children as well as the images of children in cages reflected poorly on Nielsen and her boss, President Trump.

Nielsen is a less than popular figure for both liberals and conservatives. One side saw her as heartless, the other not tough enough.

Very few people had anything kind to say about Nielsen in the wake of her resignation.

Many replied directly to Nielsen's announcement on Twitter.

And some questioned how Nielsen could remain loyal to a President who never seemed to reciprocate.

On Monday afternoon, Nielsen made her first public statement:

"I don't have any new announcements. I just want to thank the President again for the tremendous opportunity to serve this country. I'm forever grateful and proud of the men and women of DHS who work so hard every day to execute their missions and support the homeland."
"As you know, DHS has a vast array of missions. I want to make sure that we execute them all with excellence through the transition. I share the President's goal of securing the border."

No word yet on Nielsen's future plans or her successor.