‘HISTORY ON HIS SIDE’
The National Border Patrol Council offered a steel-clad endorsement for President-elect Donald Trump during the 2016 campaign. Now the 18,000-member organization is weighing in on Mr. Trump’s choice of retired Marine Gen. John F. Kelly for Department of Homeland Security secretary.
”Although General Kelly does not have immigration experience, we recognize that he comes in with stellar credentials,” the group noted in a statement, adding ”Our endorsement does come with expectations.”
They hope that “historic” problems related to morale, job satisfaction and trust in leadership will be fixed.
“General Kelly’s troops, by all accounts, loved him, which, bodes well for the morale issue within DHS, and he appears to be a no-nonsense rule of law general,” the border patrol officers note, advising, “General Kelly will have history on his side and if he comes in with a fresh approach — the non-establishment ‘outside of the box thinking’ approach — and if he surrounds himself with the right people, we believe President-elect Trump’s administration will allow him to be successful.”