Rep. Jeff Duncan comments on DHS cabinet pick

December 7, 2016
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jeff Duncan (SC-03), released the following statement after President-Elect Donald Trump tapped retired Gen. John Kelly to head the Department of Homeland Security:

“I am very pleased with President-Elect Trump’s pick of Gen. John Kelly (USMC-Ret.) to head the Department of Homeland Security. 

“In my capacity as Chairman of the House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, I have worked firsthand with Gen. Kelly on numerous Western Hemisphere security issues during his tenure as the head of the Southern Command. He fully understands the threats from ISIS, Iran’s activities in South and Central America as well as the risks America faces due to our porous southern border. General Kelly has a wealth of experience and knowledge of the threats facing our country in the 21st Century and I am confident he will help the President-Elect form a robust strategy to protect American from radical Islamic extremism here at home, protecting American sovereignty and dealing with the numerous security issues here in the homeland. I look forward to working with him here in Congress to #MakeAmericaSafeAgain.”