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Posted December 06. 2017 3:47PM

Hassan votes against Kirstjen Nielsen Homeland Security

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Kirstjen Nielsen testifies to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee on her nomination (Reuters)

One of the Democrats who voted against Nielsen, Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., said she had concerns about the new secretary's independence. "Throughout her confirmation process, Ms. Nielsen failed to demonstrate that she would provide the steady experienced leadership - free from political interference from the White House - that the department needs."