Many replied directly to Nielsen’s announcement on Twitter.
— Dustin LaPres (@DstnLap) April 8, 2019
Proud? Children DIED on your watch. Some will never see their parents again. Others remain separated and locked away as part of the cruelest, most heartless immigration policy in US history. You should be ashamed of yourself, not proud… #KirstjenNielsen
— Andy Ostroy (@AndyOstroy) April 8, 2019
You tore children from their parents and then lost them in the foster care system.
You broke the law. You ordered your agents to break the law.
You lied to the American people and to Congress.
You served dishonorably. My history judge you accordingly.
— Pé Resists (@4everNeverTrump) April 8, 2019
Service to country when selling your soul doesn’t count !#ChildrenInCages is your legacy
— Sanja Sinobad (@SanjaSinobad) April 8, 2019
Proud to separate children from their parents? Bunch of sociopaths.
— Vote Dem for the Planet (@Brasilmagic) April 7, 2019
I hear The Hague is beautiful this time of year. You should visit…
— Inept Sloganeer (@EliotGreenspan) April 7, 2019
Because of you and your actions, there are dead, abused, kidnapped, and abandoned children and that will never be made right. You committed crimes against humanity, you knew better, and you didn’t have to. Screw you and good riddance. Spend the rest of your life in penance.
— ProTip (@alt_localgov) April 7, 2019
— Elizabeth Thorp (@ElizabethEThorp) April 8, 2019
And some questioned how Nielsen could remain loyal to a President who never seemed to reciprocate.
You did all you could to please him and he never hesitated to throw you under the bus. I have no idea why y’all act this way over such man of no soul and low character.
— Angie Reynolds (@KizzyMae1969) April 7, 2019
— 👑 krownjules 👑 (@krownjules) April 7, 2019
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.
Trump: You’re fired! You’re fired! You’re fired! You’re f…
[his voice fades as camera slowly pans out to reveal Trump totally alone in the world, shouting at no one] pic.twitter.com/0Nd77h49fK
— The Volatile Mermaid (@OhNoSheTwitnt) April 8, 2019