Trump is replacing deep state with Trump state. His latest move is a revelation. The President has reportedly asked L. Francis Cissna to resign. Cissna is the director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services director.
The Washington Post is reporting, Cissna will be out, replaced by Ken Cuccinelli. Cuccinelli is a former attorney general for Virginia. He once observed the waves of migrant caravans crushing U.S. borders are akin to invading hordes.
Key Trump adviser, Stephen Miller, has been working for Cissna’s removal for months. The USCIS director has never been on board with POTUS’ agenda. Trump’s immigration and asylum agenda has been a top priority. He has been slow-walking or intentionally delaying some of the president’s agenda items. He is not actively supporting plans moving forward.
Cissna is the latest in the administration’s efforts to replace people not ‘suited’ to his agenda. The president sought the resignation Department of Homeland Security Secretary Nielsen. He lost confidence in her earlier this year.
A big question
Cuccinelli may have a difficult path ahead. The Post notes that his nomination may be opposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Cuccinelli lead a 2014 effort to unseat incumbent Republicans. The problem is his backing of insurgent GOP candidates in defiance of McConnell.
Ken Cuccinelli also signed a letter drafted by conservative activists. Two years ago it was calling on McConnell to step aside the Post reported. His confirmation has to pass the Senate for him to move into the post. Cuccinelli has the right mindset for the job under President Trump.
Cuccinelli on migrant caravans
During an interview with Breitbart Radio in 2018, he discussed the migrant caravans thusly:
“First of all, we’ve been being invaded for a long time and so the border states clearly qualify here to utilize this power themselves. And what’s interesting is they don’t need anyone’s permission. They can do it themselves. And because they’re acting under war powers, there’s no due process.”
They can literally just line their National Guard up with, presumably with riot gear like they would if they had a civil disturbance and turn people back at the border. Literally, you don’t have to keep them, no catch and release, no nothing. You just point them back across the river and let them swim for it.
Maybe you have a little courtesy shuttle and drive them over and leave them there. And the states can do that, interestingly enough, and the federal government can’t. But it really becomes a question of do they want to utilize this power or not.”
Those are tough words, but drastic times call for drastic measures. We have a crisis at the border which the president has declared it to be a national emergency. If Cuccinelli can get in, he’ll be the right man for the job at present time. This is a move long overdue. Replacing deep state with Trump state has been a most help needed area.