The U.S. Senate approved retired General John Kelly at the head of the Ministry of internal security. About it reports Reuters.
“For” vote of 88 senators against 11 legislators, and one abstention.
Earlier, the senators decided against a retired General of the marine Corps James Mattis, approving his appointment to the post of defense Minister. He became the first member of the new administration, who approved after the inauguration of US President Donald trump.
Trump took the oath on January 20 in Washington near the Capitol. In his inaugural speech he stated that his main priority will be the benefit of the United States, and promised to return power to the American people.
A Republican suggested Kelly to head the Ministry on 12 December 2016. “Decades of military service and staunch commitment to fight terror in the country make it an ideal candidate for this position,” said trump. According to him, the retired General will be able to organize the work to strengthen borders and to combat illegal migration and to establish cooperation between intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
Kelly served in the naval forces (naval forces) of the country for more than 40 years. In 2012 he became the head of the southern command of the Armed forces of the United States, and four years later resigned.